Hero I-League 2019-20 season will commence from 30th November, 2019

Hero I-League 2019-20 season will kick-off from 30th November 2019. After repeated controversies surrounding the future of Indian football and the Hero I-League, the AIFF Executive committee revealed the forthcoming events after a meeting held yesterday at the AIFF House in Dwarka.  

Mr. Subrata Dutta, Senior Vice President, All India Football Federation and Chairman, League Committee chaired AIFF League Committee Meeting at the AIFF Football House in New Delhi yesterday (October 25, 2019). Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF along with Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League were present besides League committee members Mr. Souter Vaz, Mr. Anil Kumar and Mr. Chirag Tanna. The new Technical Director from Romania, Mr. Isac Doru, who was the assistant of Arsene Wenger earlier in his career was also present.

The meeting concluded the delusions surrounding the Hero I-League. The I-League 2019-20 season will commence on November 30, 2019, and the official broadcaster is said to be confirmed within a week.

A maximum of three foreign players can be replaced by a club during the entire course of Hero I-League 2019-20. Maximum of eight officials will be allowed to sit on the bench during a match.

After the meeting between AIFF secretariat and Hero I-League clubs, the U-22 player quota rule will be decided.

The committee reviewed submissions made by the state associations and after several deliberations, the committee has approved ten clubs who’ll undergo the Second Division League club licensing process.

Bhawanipore FC

Mohammedan SC

Lonestar Kashmir FC

ARA FC

NGR Football Club Jammu

Kickstart FC Karnataka

FC Bengaluru United

FC Kerala

Garhwal FC

AU Rajasthan FC

Reserve teams of ATK, Jamshedpur FC, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad FC, Punjab FC alongside a developmental team of AIFF will also participate in the Hero Second Division League 2019-20.

The committee was apprised of the development of Hero Indian Women’s League, Khelo India Girls Football League (U17) and Golden Baby League.


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