The AIFF's plan to merge the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) with the I-League has faced major obstacles and there is little clarity on the roadmap, leaving stakeholders and fans confused about the future of club football.
AIFF is likely to induct ISL as the country's premier league in an Executive Meet on July 3. The federation's general secretary has pointed due to an agreement penned in 2010, ISL will be made the “most senior and prestigious” competition of Indian football.
"With media reports indicating that the ISL being announced as the top division league post an Executive committee meeting scheduled for July 3rd, the I-League clubs are standing united stronger than ever," the I League clubs said in a joint statement.
An AIFF official said that Bajaj's name was not taken but the members took the decision that a proposal for action regarding his constant social media criticism directed to the federation will be sent to the Ethics Committee.
The I-League match between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab which was not held in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in February is unlikey to be replayed despite All India Federation's decision to do so.