Mr. Subrata Dutta, Senior Vice President, All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Chairman, League Committee chaired the AIFF League Committee Meeting at the AIFF Football House in New Delhi today (October 25, 2019). Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF along with Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League were present besides League committee members Mr. Souter Vaz, Mr. Anil Kumar and Mr. Chirag Tanna. Mr. Isac Doru, Technical Director, AIFF was also present.
Hero I-League 2019-20 will commence on November 30, 2019 and the official broadcaster will be confirmed within a week.
A maximum of three foreign players can be replaced by a club during the entire course of Hero I-League 2019-20. Maximum of eight officials will be allowed to sit on the bench during a match.
After the meeting between AIFF secretariat and Hero I-League clubs, the U-22 player quota rule will be decided.
The committee reviewed submissions made by the state associations and after several deliberations, the committee has approved ten clubs who’ll undergo the 2nd Division League club licensing process:
• Bhawanipore FC
• Mohammedan Sporting Club
• LoneStar Kashmir FC
• ARA FC
• NGR Football Club Jammu
• Kickstart FC Karnataka
• FC Bengaluru United
• FC Kerala
• Garhwal FC
• AU Rajasthan FC
Reserve teams of ATK, Jamshedpur FC, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad FC, Punjab FC alongside a developmental team of AIFF will also participate in the Hero Second Division League 2019-20.
The committee was apprised of the development of Hero Indian Women’s League, Khelo India Girls Football League (U-17) and Golden Baby League.