I-League

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) league committee on Friday proposed to do away with relegation for last season's Hero I-League, given the extraordinary circumstances arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

AIFF technical director Isac Doru drew the examples of 23 countries across the world, including the Netherlands [Eredivisie], Argentina [Liga Profesional de Futbol], Mexico [Liga MX], Romania [Liga 1] and Japan [J-League and J2-League] among others, and how different countries across the world had frozen relegation to help the teams in these difficult times.

Oct 07, 2020 11:10
NEW DELHI: The start of this season's Hero I-League is likely to be postponed by a month from the earlier planned November date as the clubs are finding it difficult to begin their pre-season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, league CEO Sunando Dhar said on Tuesday.
Oct 06, 2020 11:10
KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club on Monday announced Gurgaon-based company Bunkerhill Private Limited as their new investors.  Bunkerhill have taken a 50% stake in the storied club, Goal reports.
Sep 28, 2020 11:09
REAL KASHMIR Football Club (RKFC) on Sunday announced the formation of a women’s team, which will compete at national tournaments. On the occasion of Daughter's Day, RKFC chairman Sandeep Chattoo said: This team will be for the daughters of Jammu and Kashmir “as we believe that girls have tremendous sporting potential and can go miles if trained properly”. 
Aug 04, 2020 21:08
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das on Monday revealed that the first I-league club from national capital Delhi could be announced as early as next week. Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.
Jun 05, 2020 13:06
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Friday invited bids for new clubs from non-Hero I-League cities interested in joining the Hero I-League from the 2020-21 season onwards. The bids have been invited from prospective team owners from New Delhi, Ranchi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, amongst others.
Apr 07, 2020 19:04
NEW DELHI: The financial impact of coronavirus pandemic on Indian sport is beginning to take shape with I-League clubs reportedly preparing to minimise their losses by activating the ‘Force Majeure’ clause in player contracts. 
Jan 22, 2020 18:01
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: I-League side Gokulam FC inaugurated its fifth football academy in the Venpalavattom suburb of Thiruvananthapuram recently.  The academy, the first by Gokulam FC in south Kerala, launched in association with Sparta Sports Arena, a city-based sports club, will serve to find and nurture young talents from the region, New Indian Express reports.  
Jan 20, 2020 20:01
MUMBAI: All of 63,756 football fans were on hand Sunday to witness Mohun Bagan FC, in its first outing post the iconic club's takeover by Sanjiv Goenka's RPSG Group, Sunday defeating East Bengal 2-1 in the much-anticipated Kolkata derby, the penultimate clash between the two sides in the I-League. 
Jan 17, 2020 20:01
KOLKATA: “We would never sell our club. We will always go by what our fans and members say. They want investors to come but keeping the dignity of the club intact will be our priority. Our members will strive hard to run the club, come what may.” 
Jan 16, 2020 16:01
KOLKATA: The much-awaited merger between Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK FC and I-League giants Mohun Bagan was made official Thursday.  The announcement took place at the Mohun Bagan club headquaters here where officials of both clubs were present.