No relegation, no individual prize money in I-League 2019-20

The AIFF executive committee approved the recommendations of the league committee to formally bring the curtains down on the Indian football season on Tuesday.

The 2019-20 I-League season has been officially called off.   -  I-League

 

The executive committee of the All India Football Federation approved the recommendations of the league committee to formally bring the curtains down on the Indian football season on Tuesday.

This meant only the top two leagues in the country – the ISL and I-League – could identify the champions before the coronavirus pandemic stopped all sporting activities in the country.

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While ISL saw its final played behind closed doors, I-League fell 23 matches short. But the latter managed to find its champion in Mohun Bagan, which had played exceptionally to ensure the crown with four rounds to spare.

The executive committee found all the decisions of the League committee, which met on April 18, in order and agreed on the seven-point recommendations.

The Executive Committee agreed to the following points:

1. The 2019-20 season stays concluded.

2. Mohun Bagan is declared the I-League champion (2019-20).

3. The remaining prize money in the I-League 2019-20 (apart from the champion’s prize money) will be equally divided among the remaining 10 participating clubs.

4. There will be no relegation, and also no individual prize money, in the I-League 2019-20 season.

5. With the Second Division League remaining inconclusive, AIFF to discuss with Asian Football Confederation about the possibility of organising a shorter duration tournament next season involving Second division clubs for qualification to the Hero I-League 2020-21.

6. All youth leagues in the current season stay concluded, and will start afresh from 2020-21 season.

7. There will be an extension of the deadline for submission of documents for the AIFF Academy Accreditation process after the end of the lockdown.

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