The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to increase the prize money of the I-league from the coming season. In a meeting, held in New Delhi on Wednesday, the AIFF top brass, comprising vice-president Ankur Dutta, Subrata Dutta, secretary Kushal Das and the representatives from I-League clubs have decided that overall prize money for the forthcoming I-League must be increased. In the coming championship the champion team will be awarded with Rs 1 crore while the runner-up team will receive Rs 70 lakh.

 

The AIFF also discussed about the change in the format of the League. Actually the Federation bosses were forced to think over the change in format of the League as number of teams have been reduced to nine following withdrawal of three teams, Kalyani Bharat FC, Pune FC and Royal Wahingdoh from the I-League. With nine teams playing each other on the home-and-away basis means one team will be playing only 16 matches. And according to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regulation, no team, playing only 16 matches in a season would be able to participate in the AFC Cup championship. So, following proposal from the club representatives, the AIFF bosses have started thinking over resumption of Federation Cup which they had decided to stop organizing for this season. The final decision is supposed to be taken following another meeting with the AFC executives who are coming to New Delhi this week.

At the same time, the AIFF has decided to end the rule of roping in marquee footballer by each I-league club from the coming season. Rather decision has been taken that all I-League clubs must have play one under-22 footballer in the first eleven of each team.

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