A number of clubs have complained about the tight fixture list for next term
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) claim they will hold a meeting to discuss and possibly revise the cramped I-League schedule for the 2013/14 season.
As many as five clubs have voiced their displeasure at the fixture list following it’s release last week and immediately called for the AIFF to look into rescheduling the matches with 11 rounds set to commence from November 28, 2013 and run until January 12, 2014.
“The schedule is very hard for the teams. Think about the players as they would have no recovery time with the cramped schedule.
“Also there is one round of Federation Cup in December which makes it 12 matches in six weeks. This isn’t in the best interest of the clubs,” an anonymous official told Goal India
With the I-League also on an enforced hiatus from mid-January until the first week of April, in order to make way for the league proposed by marketing and commercial partners IMG-Reliance, CEO Sunando Dhar hinted it could cause a huge congestion when the AFC Cup fixtures are announced.
“Already we are going to the end of May in the current fixture list. Once the AFC Cup dates come, there will be a further delay which means the fixtures could go into June,” he explained.