In order to fill The gap left by the merger of Mohun Bagan into ISL, All India Football Federation has issued a tender notice inviting bids from prospective team owners for the new I-league side for the season 2020-21.
11 clubs, including AIFF’s developmental outfit Indian Arrows took part in the previous season of the I-League.
However, champion Mohun Bagan are have merged with ATK and will play in ISL next season.
“The bids have been invited from prospective team owners from New Delhi, Ranchi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, amongst others, ” AIFF statement reads.
“As per the invitation to tender, the entity that wins the bid will be granted the right to own and operate a new football club from 2020 onwards. The aforementioned club will have the opportunity (if applicable, and subject to qualification) to also compete in the AFC club competitions, ” It further reads.
The invitation to tender can be acquired from the Football House in New Delhi between June 10 and June 20, 2020 upon payment of INR 4,00,000.00 (non-refundable and non-adjustable) by demand draft, pay order (both payable at New Delhi) favouring All India Football Federation, or by NEFT/RTGS. Bank details will be provided upon request.