A significant change in the composition of Indian football within next couple of years is all set to come. With an ongoing process to mix up the I-League and franchise football league ISL for the one and only football league in the country, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is thinking of the introduction of two teams in the single league from eastern part of the country in spite of the fact that according to ISL rule, only one team will be allowed to represent from its respective state. The reason behind such thought is simple as there are two big giants from Kolkata, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
And in the ongoing process, Mohun Bagan Club officials are already in the talks with Atletico De Kolkata officials which ultimately might turn to a tie-up between the two institutions in near future.
According to the contract between the IMG-R, the organizer of the ISL and AIFF merge between the two leagues cannot be possible within the first three years after the commencement of ISL. That might be the reason, AIFF secretary Kushal Das said on Thursday, “According to plans so far, we might introduce one league from 2017-18 season and the name of that one league might be Indian Super League.”
According to plans, AIFF will allow one team from each state. But West Bengal might be allowed to bid for two teams due to the existence of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
And if Atletico De Kolkata finally ties up with Mohun Bagan then there might be another company that can associate with East Bengal and represent in the ISL finally.