AIFF League Commitee meets at Football House

It was unanimously decided in the meeting that the I-League and the Indian Super League will be held simultaneously for the 2017-18 season.

The Committee has asked the AIFF General Secretary to hold discussions with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the future road map for Club Football in India.   -  AIFF

The AIFF League Committee members met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Subrata Dutta at AIFF Headquarters, Football House, Dwarka on Wednesday.

 

It was unanimously decided in the meeting that the I-League and the Indian Super League will be held simultaneously for the 2017-18 season , with the tournaments starting after the completion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

 

A task force has been formed to oversee operation, marketing and promotion of the I-League 2017-18. The task-force comprises the Chairman of the League Committee, the Vice-Chairman of the League Committee, a member from FSDL and the AIFF General Secretary and the CEO, I-League, as ex officio members.

 

The Committee has asked the AIFF General Secretary to hold discussions with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the future road map for Club Football in India.

 

Meanwhile, it was confirmed by FSDL that the I-League would be broadcast on Star Sports platform, while stated that the scheduling of the ISL and I-League matches needs to be discussed and finalised with Star Sports, FSDL and I-League department.

 

The Committee even approved the allocation of funds to all I-league clubs - A travel subsidy of Rs. 50 lakhs per Club, special subsidy of Rs. 20 lakhs per club and a Central Marketing expenditure of Rs. 1 crore by AIFF, subject to the Clubs submitting their local marketing plan to the Federation.

 

Relating to diverse views on number of foreign players to be playing in the League, the Committee decided the matter should be referred to the AIFF Executive Committee for a final decision as it falls under the purview of the AIFF Executive Committee.

 

The Committee also decided that the format and timing of the proposed Super Cup/Champions Cup be finalised after reviewing the calendar of the SAFF Championships to be held in Bangladesh in 2018, and further discussions with FSDL.