Bhaichung Bhutia: Big question mark over ISL's future if I-League clubs are ignored

Updated: Mar 05, 2019, 14:19 IST | Agencies

"For ISL also, it's very important that clubs like East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are there. It's not just the future of I-League. The future of ISL is also in big doubt. There is a big question mark," Bhutia told IANS.

Bhaichung Bhutia: Big question mark over ISL's future if I-League clubs are ignored
Bhaichung Bhutia

At a time when many I-League clubs are unclear about their future, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia says there would also be a "big question mark" over the future of the Indian Super League (ISL) unless it accommodates clubs which have "history, passion and fanbase".

"For ISL also, it's very important that clubs like East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are there. It's not just the future of I-League. The future of ISL is also in big doubt. There is a big question mark," Bhutia told IANS.

Eight I-League clubs, including East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, recently wrote to All India Football Federation president Praful Patel requesting a meeting to "seek answers" regarding the league's future and complaining about "interference" of the apex body's marketing partner Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) in the sport's decision making.

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