Is AIFF set to accord top status to ISL ?

23 Jun 2019 04:57 PM

All India Football Federation is all set grant the top status to the 5 years old league Indian Super League, which will raise the competition to become the top tier of Indian football. This decision will directly effect I-League’s demotion, which was considered to be the top league competition Indian football had to offer.

This decision is not confirmed yet, as per sources it will be made official by next month, when an executive meeting will be held to discuss this issue within the governing body. AIFF has changed its stance over the ISL several times in the past, however, it was never in doubt and such was also the belief that ISL would become India’s most coveted league competition, especially considering the investment and attention it was gathering.

The contract in question is the Master Rights Agreement which was signed between AIFF and IMG-Reliance and subsequently between AIFF and Football Sports Development Limited. In the agreement the AIFF had agreed to the terms that would ensure ISL to be the Top and prestigious league of the nation. But rumors were up about another interesting clause within the contract that said the I-League, could be reconstituted/replaced or discontinued.

Reporter: Clinton Dsouza | Desk: Clinton Dsouza | Editing: Bhakti Pai Balgi

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