With Prime Minister Narinder Modi extending the nationwide lockdown amid global pandemic of Coronaviris to May 3, their is all likelyhood that remaining matches of I-League would be cancelled. With winner already decided the prize money of other top spots is likely to be distributed amoung the contenders.
In the I-League this seasons title was already secured by Mohun Bagan but their are still remaining 28 matches to be played.
PTI quoting official of the All India Football Federation said that formal decision to call off the remaining matches of the I-League is expected to be taken in a video call meeting on Thursday.
“Most probably the remaining I-League matches are going to be cancelled. As of now, no decision has been taken and the announcement is expected after the meeting likely for day after tomorrow,” the AIFF official was quoted by PTI.
There is a three-way race among East Bengal, Minerva Punjab (both with 23 points from 16 matches) and Real Kashmir (22 points from 15 matches) for the runners-up slot.
With cancellation of remaining matches on cards, the AIFF meeting will have to take a call on a likely split of the prize money among the second and third placed teams.
The AIFF may also opt not to relegate any team to the second division this time.