Two new Clubs in i-League 2013-14

After the AIFF Executive committee meeting got over the Mohun Bagan fans breathed a sigh of relief as the ban imposed on them got lifted with the cost of Rs. 2 Crore and taking away all the points the earned. Meanwhile there were some other decisions which were taken alongside that:

The committee decided to bid for two new clubs for i-League 2013-14 edition.

Several recent reports have suggested that it might be the two Maharashtra based clubs DSK Shivajians and Dodsal FC. 

Some other decisions:


  • The International Friendly against Palestine on February 6 will be played in Cochin. The match was earlier scheduled to be played in Guwahati but had to be shifted out due to inappropriate ground condition.
  • The Committee besides approving the Calendar for 2013/14 also granted a window for a new tournament to be hosted by IMG-R during the period.
  • It was also decided to form a task-force for future interaction with IMG-R on re-structuring of the I-League, development of properties and other issues as per the MRA.
  • The U-20 I-League would be held in Jamshedpur at the facilities of the Tata Football Academy in association with the Jharkhand Football Association.
  • The 2nd division I-League would be held in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • The U-20 I-League will kick-off in the first week of March while the 2nd Division League will start after the Santosh Trophy gets over.
  • Furthermore, Mr. A. R. Khaleel was made the Chairman of the I-League Committee. He takes over from Mr. Sajjan Jindal with immediate effect.

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