"We are working towards one entity in future, the I-League clubs and the ISL. A working group will be formed, about nine members, to work out the way," Patel said.

The AIFF yesterday held a meeting with all I-League club officials and chief promoters of ISL to discuss the future road map. "Many more discussions have to take place among the working group, among whom will be I-League club representatives, people from IMG-Reliance and AIFF members," Patel said.

He stressed on the point that I-League is the main league and ISL is just a tournament, further adding that the success of ISL in the inaugural season has hit the I-League attendance.

"There has been a positive spill over effect of ISL on I-League attendances. The interest in football is getting bigger, corporates are ready to get involved now," he added.

Patel hailed the success of ISL saying, "The ISL has been a reasonable success in the first year and is getting better. Foreign players signed for the second season are getting younger."


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