New Delhi: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the heads of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) met in Kuala Lumpur and on Monday laid out a plan for Indian league football.
In that match, it was decided that two I-League clubs would be offered entry to the Indian Super League at the end of the 2020/21 season, while the winners of 2022/23 and 2023/24 per season. The I-League will have ISL gaps in the coming years.
The clubs of the two leagues will be merged into one league by 2024/25 and a system of development and retreat will be implemented.
There will be no changes to the team plan for the 2021/22 season. This is also set to be the year when the AIFF determines the details of the combined leagues that will begin in the 2024/25 season.
In addition, the I-League clubs promoted to the ISL for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons will not receive a proportionate share of the median income distributed to the other rounds.
"Everybody should develop the well-being of Indian football and take the best decisions for the development of Indian football. "The AFC will play a significant role in securing the growth of players to the next level through the path of one championship," AFC Secretary General Dato & # 39; Windsor John said in a statement.
Every part of the packet, the package has been carefully considered and looga looga aims to provide the best opportunity to improve the club's Indian summer. We told AIFF that 10-12 teams are not enough for the Senior League. it must be large.
"Everyone has contributed to the development of Indian football – ISL, I-League, AIFF and AFC and I am sure that if this path is taken into consideration, then Indian football will see the benefits of the game." now they all work together to achieve a better future, ”he added.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said the proposal is in the best interests of all Indian football owners.
"We now have an action plan that provides the best opportunity for Indian football. I would like to thank the AFC and the Secretary General for their role in solving this particular problem. India is an important country in Asian football," he said. said.
“We have to be financially sustainable and consider all aspects of business and deals in this plan because business is the key to football not only in India but in the world of football.
"We have to realize that fact in the life of football, that the legacy of football and investment are equally important in the development of Indian football," Das added.
(With input from Hay & # 39; s production)
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