Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as a big news for football fans in the country, Indian Super League and I-League is all set to have a promotion and relegation starting next season. It was decided after the delegates of FIFA and AFC met with the representatives of various ISL and I League clubs at the Football House in Delhi on Wednesday.
Dipak Kumar Singh, who represented Mohammedan Sporting Club in the meeting between the FIFA & AFC delegates shared the news on his twitter handle. He tweeted, “Massive news for #IndianFootball! Had a super impressive meeting with the representatives of @FIFAcom & @theafcdotcom today. The promotion-relegation process has now been officially confirmed from this season in @ILeagueOfficial & @IndSuperLeague! Super happy, excited & relieved.”
It was already decided that from the next season, the champion team of I League will get promoted directly to Indian Super League. From 2023-24 season, ISL will have relegation in place as well. According to sources, FIFA and AFC delegates has instructed AIFF to have both promotion and relegation in place in ISL and I-League and the process should start from 2022-23 season.