AIFF Leagues CEO opens up on call for promotion-relegation format to be introduced in the ISL – XenBet

All India Football Federation (AIFF) Leagues CEO, Sunando Dhar has opened up on the call for promotion-relegation format to be introduced in the Indian Super League (ISL), revealing that they have a roadmap in place for that.

The AIFF are planning to introduce promotion in the ISL from the 2023/24 season onward, though no relegations will take place, thereby increasing the number of teams in the ISL, with the promotion-relegation process from the I-League to be inculcated two years after the change. However, for the two years for the change to take place.

“We have a roadmap in place, which has been agreed upon not only by the AIFF and the AFC but also the clubs. I think there are already a lot of clubs in the I-League who are working towards next year’s promotion. For some clubs, it’s about staying in the I-League this year and trying to invest and make a better team so that they can try to win the league next year and get promoted into the ISL,” Dhar said to Sportskeeda.

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“So teams have been focusing on that and it’s a good thing. We’ll have the promotion in a couple of years and then the relegation format will start too and that’s when we’ll have a perfect system in place. Not only will the clubs fight for championships, but as we saw in the I-League, they will fight to stay in the league,” he added.

The ISL currently does not have the promotion-relegation format, which has led to many claiming that it reduces the incentive for teams to give it their all.

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