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I-League groups can have better leeway in changing gamers through the season, stated Sunando Dhar, Leagues CEO of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), at a digital media meet on Thursday.

For Indian Arrows and debutants Sudeva Delhi FC, groups with an Indians-only roster, there is no such thing as a bar on the variety of gamers who will be modified, stated Dhar. Teams can register a most of 30 gamers, he stated. The different 9 groups, all of whom have foreigners of their squads, can change three Indians. All adjustments should occur by February 11.

Prior to the pandemic affected 2020-21 season, groups weren’t allowed to interchange Indian gamers however may swap three foreigners. Including an Asian participant, all groups are allowed 4 imports.

Dhar additionally stated that to assist groups address bubble fatigue, each gamers’ resorts have a separate room which groups can guide for his or her actions. “Depending on how the situation is in Kolkata, we can also book an amusement park nearby for teams to spend a day. It is also possible teams will be taken to cinemas following all health protocols,” stated Dhar.

Speaking on the digital media meet, Kushal Das, the AIFF common secretary, stated the leagues roadmap will keep the course. “The I-League champions of 2022-23 and 23-24 will qualify to the ISL (Indian Super League) with relegation and promotion starting in ISL from the following season.

Das said the youth leagues will not be held this season because of logistical challenges involved in organising bio-bubble for so many teams across the country. “Hopefully, if the trend in improvement in containing Covid-19 continues, we can host youth leagues next season (2021-22).”

This season’s I-League begins on Saturday with three video games together with one between newbies Sudeva Delhi FC and Mohammedan Sporting. Matches shall be performed in 4 venues together with Salt Lake stadium, Mohun Bagan floor and in Kalyani, some 60km from Kolkata.

2020-21 I-League information in figures

0: Defending champions as a result of Mohun Bagan have moved to ISL

11: Number of groups.

2: New entrants — Sudeva Delhi FC and 2nd division winners Mohammedan Sporting.

4: Venues — Salt Lake stadium, Kishore Bharati stadium, Mohun Bagan floor, Kalyani stadium

3: Bio-secure resorts for groups and match officers.

80: Total variety of video games —1st part: All 11 groups face one another as soon as. Total matches in first part – 55. 2nd part: In championship stage, high six groups, who will carry over factors from the primary part, will face one another as soon as. Total video games in championship stage – 15. In relegation stage, backside 5 groups face one another as soon as. Total video games in relegation stage – 10.

Rs 18 crore: Approximate price range which, in keeping with AIFF officers, is 50% greater than regular. Cost escalation is principally as a consequence of creating bio-bubbles.

1 crore: Winners’ purse. 2nd place: Rs 60 lakh. third place: Rs 40 lakh. 4th place: Rs 25 lakh.

50,000: For each match a workforce wins

25,000: Player of the Match award.

11,000: Number of Covid-19 exams through the competitors.

January 9: Competition begins

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