Das has also backed the roadmap for Indian football that will witness relegation and promotion between all leagues within the next five years

All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das believes that the new clubs joining the I-League should have a sustainable model.

In the past, numerous clubs have shut down or pulled out from the I-League but clubs like Chennai City FC have invested into the league and have performed well. Now, the likes of Sudeva Delhi and Sreenidhi are set to make their mark in the I-League from 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons respectively.

“I think this is a scenario (clubs shutting down) is not just in India but across Asia. Clubs have to find a method to sustain themselves. We are always there to support them in terms of technical support and advice, but ultimately the clubs will have to sustain themselves.

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