Indian Football News: AIFF mulling to broadcast only 50 matches for I-League 2018-19 season

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  • The All India Football Federation is pondering to not broadcast all the matches for the I-League 2018-19 season, something that is making waves in Indian football latest news
  • Indian football latest news revealed that while the number of matches in I-League’s upcoming season could go up from 90, the AIFF are looking to broadcast only about half of those for viewers of India football

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is mulling to cut down the number of matches for the 2018-19 I-League season that would be broadcasted on television for the viewers and audiences of the top-tier of India football. AIFF’s league committee convened at the Football House in New Delhi recently to take some key decisions regarding the upcoming I-League season.

The first issue that the AIFF committee had to discuss was regarding Churchill Brothers SC’s plea to get retained in the I-League 2018-19 season despite of being relegated to the second division after losses against Mohun Bagan and Minerva Punjab earlier this year. If AIFF decide to retain Churchill Brothers in the I-League first division, the number of matches would go up from 90, as the total number of teams would go up from 10 to 11.

And while that is the case that has already been making waves in Indian football latest news, the development where AIFF is mulling to broadcast only 50 matches for the season on television has landed in the latest Indian football news today. While no concrete decision has yet been taken in this regard, it would certainly be a negative one for India football, if finalised.

Indian football latest news: I-League 2018-19 season would commence in the last week of October 2018 

A concrete development that was made official by the AIFF league committee, was the fact that the upcoming I-League season would commence in the last week of October, 2018. On the other hand, the question of whether Churchill Brothers would be retained in the I-League top division or not was discussed at length in the meeting. After lengthy deliberations, it was decided that the issue would be taken up further in the Emergency Committee, after which a final call would be taken, as reported in Indian football news by Goal.

While it is being reported in Indian football latest news that Churchill Brothers SC would most certainly get the nod from AIFF to get retained in the I-League top division, sources in AIFF have informed Goal that the body are trying to get maximum coverage for I-League 2018-19 season.

The I-League had garnered a massive interest and attraction from all across the country in it’s last season with giants of India football, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, still making waves in the I-League. The league was intensely-fought and competed as well, with as much as four teams vying for silverware till the final matchday of the tournament last season.

And while that is the case, it is being touted that the upcoming I-League season would garner even a higher number of audiences and viewership, as a new team from Kashmir, i.e. Real Kashmir FC, is set to feature in the top-tier of India football. What has made waves in Indian football news is the fact that Real Kashmir is the first-ever team from the region of Jammu & Kashmir to take part in the top-tier of India football, i.e. I-League.

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