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25th June 2019 / Other News

AIFF Responds After I-League Clubs Threaten to Move Court if ISL Gets Top Division Status

AIFF said I-League clubs assuming any future action of the AIFF was ‘premature and unnecessary’ and cautioned the clubs against ‘vicious and malicious social media campaign’.

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) released a statement in response to the joint-statement by seven I-League clubs that they will take the legal route if AIFF demotes their league the clubs to the second division of Indian football.

Earlier on Monday, I-League clubs – Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Minerva Punjab FC, Aizawl FC, NEROCA and Gokulam Kerala FC – released a joint statement saying that they will not accept being told that “I-League will no longer be the TOP LEAGUE” and if AIFF takes such a decision in their Executive Committee meeting on July 3, 2019, they are ready to approach “Appropriate Courts for relief”.

AIFF, in response, has stated that “it is very premature and unnecessary to pre-judge any action of the AIFF.”

AIFF further cleared its stance that it would be “unfair” to say that the future of I-League and its clubs “will not be taken into consideration for any future decision.”

News credit: News18