Faced with the prospect of two teams shutting shop, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has convened a meeting of all I-League clubs in Mumbai tomorrow to discuss a road map for the troubled national league whose future is in doubt.
India summed up another dismal performance as they were held 0-0 by neighbours Nepal in an international friendly encounter in Pune. With Asian giants Iran waiting next in a crucial World Cup qualifier on 8th September, India have plenty of catching to do in terms of at least displaying a fight on the field.
Notwithstanding the popularity of the Indian Super League (ISL), Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Injeti Srinivas on Monday said that cash-rich events like these will never be able to replace the traditional football tournaments of the country.
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri believes that merging the star-studded Indian Super League (ISL) with the I-League to create one competition with 16-18 teams going on for nearly all the year would be great for the game in the country.
Eight years after its inception, India's leading football competition I-League is facing an uncertain future amid reports that two clubs are shutting shop even as a newly launched Indian Super League gains momentum.
According to a report in DNA, some Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners have picked up the tender document floated by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) inviting bids to join the I-League in 2016.
With an aim to build a hype around the I-League, the participating clubs and All India Football Federation today decided to form two committees to look after the marketing and technical aspects of tournament.
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the Indian government is concerned at the "dismal" condition of the game of football in the country and is making "persistent efforts" to promote it.
Indian Super League might have been launched with enthusiastic reception from the fans last year but it incurred a loss of more than Rs 100 crore in its inaugural edition with each of the eight franchises losing Rs 35 crore, the All India Football Federation said on Monday.