I-League Continues to be Indian Football's Mainstay: AIFF

I-League, in which all the leading football clubs of the country take part, is more than a decade and a half old and doubts have been raised about its existence and relevance with the launching of the cash-rich Indian Super League.

updated: August 28, 2014 19:19 IST
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AIFF president Praful Patel said at the launch of the Indian Super League that the I-League will continue to be the mainstay of Indian football.


Mumbai: The Indian Super League promises to revolutionise the country's football scene like never before but the All India Football Federation on Thursday maintained that its poorer and older cousin, I-League, continues to be the mainstay of the sport.

"There's a lot of excitement as we embark on a new adventure. This is the first tournament of this nature approved by FIFA (world governing body of football) anywhere in the world. I-League is there and will continue to be the mainstay of Indian football but this (ISL) is a unique product," said AIFF president Praful Patel at the logo launch. (Also read: ISL is platform to showcase Indian talent, says Tendulkar)

"We are pleased to get into a partnership with IMG Reliance and Star to bring up Indian football. We are all looking forward to the exciting journey ahead," Patel added.

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