No East Bengal or Mohun Bagan, costs rising and revenue dipping, I-League clubs hold out for shot at promotion in 2022.
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The AIFF is likely to decide on the future of the ongoing I-League season in the first week of April, following consultations with the clubs.
The Punjab FC director and co-owner says the lockdown is really tough but everybody understands.
Who are the favourites for a title challenge? Who is most likely to get relegated? Here is ESPN's primer on all 11 clubs.
In a letter signed by the managing director of Mohun Bagan, six I-League clubs have urged the Prime Minister to "probe the AIFF's functioning"
Chennaiyin FC take on Minerva Punjab meet in the AFC Cup, knowing that a win will put them into pole position for progressing to the knockouts.
Five clubs, including Minerva and Aizawl were fined Rs. 10 lakh each, while East Bengal were asked to pay Rs 5 lakh.
Chennaiyin FC and Minerva Punjab will be India's representation in the AFC Cup, with only the winner of the group progressing to the knockouts.
What do these teams want? What is the AIFF's stance? What next? ESPN has you covered.
The absence of an AFC slot coupled with uncertainty over I-League's future, Super Cup risks becoming completely relevant.
While other teams remained tight-lipped, Minerva cited the "unfair treatment" by the AIFF as the reason for their decision.
The I-League title race went the distance, with Chennai City and East Bengal in tight battle till the very end. Here's how the action unfolded.
Chennai City beat Minerva 3-1 to win the I-League while East Bengal also won in a dramatic final day of action in the I-League.
The AIFF says Minerva Punjab, who pulled out of the game against Real Kashmir in Srinagar in February citing security concerns, will get a rematch.
Eight of 11 clubs have written to AIFF president Praful Patel requesting a meeting on February 20 to "seek answers" regarding the I-League's future.
Minerva Punjab stayed away from Monday's match in Srinagar against Real Kashmir and subsequently moved the Delhi High Court seeking a venue change
Following the Pulwama terrorist attack on Thursday, Minerva want their match vs Real Kashmir in Srinagar to be postponed or shifted.
Which teams run the danger of relegation? Could there be a surprise title contender? ESPN predicts the final league standings for the season ahead.
Minerva's owner Ranjit Bajaj has been banned for one year from all football activities and also fined Rs 10 lakh by the AIFF.
Minerva have expressed displeasure over 'discrimination' in the Super Cup draw, as well as the perceived insufficient financial support from the AIFF.
A military academy, a short-tempered owner, and a club that finished ninth the previous season. How on earth did Minerva Punjab win the I-League?
In the all-important game against Churchill Brothers, Minerva ensured there was no repeat of the glitches seen from them earlier in this season.
With four teams in contention for the title until the last kick, the I-League's final day was not short on drama on the final day. Here's a recap.