AIFF to invite bids for new I-League teams
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Saturday invited bids from new clubs/entities to participate in the I-League from the 2014-15 season.
The invitation to tender, sets out the details on how the bids are required to be submitted and can be obtained from the AIFF headquarters, Football House, from May 6.
The pre-bid meeting is scheduled to be held May 15 and the last day for submission of bids is June 2.
The success of the bidding process for teams in the I-League has come as an eye-opener for all. Only prior to the last edition, JSW had successfully bid to get an I-League team from Bangalore and won the title in a convincing fashion in their first season.
In order to broadbase the game, AIFF may give preference at its own discretion to bids received from clubs/entities who want to operate from non I-League cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda and Chennai.
The invitation for the tender will be published Monday in some national dailies.
(Posted on 03-05-2014)