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AIFF meet to decide on I-League

The all-India Football Federation (AIFF) has called for a meeting of its Executive Committee on July 3 to put an end to the uncertainty surrounding the future of Indian football.

There was been widespread doubt over whether the I-League will continue to remain the top-tier of Indian football or if the cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) will take the top spot.

“The AIFF’s executive committee will meet on July 3 and the decision will be taken then. Ultimately, it is there in the contract and the committee will decide on what is to be done,” Kushal Das, AIFF’s general secretary, told Sportstar on Friday.

The AIFF had signed a Master Rights of Agreement (MRA) with its commercial partners Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), a subsidiary of IMG Reliance, in 2010 which had stated that a new league (ISL) could be made the top division of Indian football and that the I-League could be reconstituted, replaced and/or discontinued (temporarily or permanently).

Referring to the contract, Das added that this clause (on the possibility of the ISL being named the top division) “has been in the public domain for quite some time, so it is nothing new.”

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