The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has issued an invite to accept bids for new clubs from non-I-League cities to join the I-League from 2020 onwards.
The bids have been invited from prospective team owners from New Delhi, Ranchi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, amongst others, stated an AIFF media release.
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.
The invitation to tender can be acquired from the Football House in the national capital between June 10 and June 20 upon payment of Rs 4 lakh.