Chief Executive Officer of Elite Football League India Richard Whelan, center, interacts with Indian players during a press conference to announce the league in Mumbai, India, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. ... more 
Chief Executive Officer of Elite Football League India Richard Whelan, center, interacts with Indian players during a press conference to announce the league in Mumbai, India, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. American football steps into unfamiliar territory with the announcement of the robust professional league in India, where a number of sports have already been inspired by cricket's multimillion dollar Indian Premier League. Organizers of the ambitious football league plan to start the city-based championship with the inaugural edition slated from Nov. 2012 to Feb. 2013. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rajanish Kakade
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 9:33 AM EDT