In its recommendation for 2024–25, it was agreed to fully implement promotion and relegation between the two leagues, and abolition of parallel league system.  Criticisms Financial situation One of the major criticisms of the I-League has been the league's continuing financial instability.  Since the league began in 2007 the league has seen four clubs disband their operations – Chirag United Kerala, JCT, Mahindra United, and Pailan Arrows.
 It was never revealed what was exactly talked about at this meeting.  Then, on 22 February, it was announced that the same twelve I-League clubs that attended the meeting would not be signing the AFC–licensing papers needed to play in the I-League.  The reasoning for this was because the I-League clubs were not happy over the fact that IMG-Reliance had so far done nothing to promote the I-League and that they demanded the I-League be made a separate entity from both the AIFF and IMG-Reliance.
Locations of current I-League clubs Current clubs Club City/State/UT Stadium Capacity Owners Founded Joined Seasons in IL Best finish Worst finish Aizawl FC Aizawl, Mizoram Rajiv Gandhi Stadium 20, 000 Robert Romawia Royte 1984 2015 2012– 1st, 2016–17 8th, 2015–16 Churchill Brothers FC Goa Margao, Goa Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 19, 000 Churchill Alemao 1988 2016 2007–14, 2016– 1st, 2008–09, 2012–13 8th, 2013–14 Gokulam Kerala FC Kozhikode, Kerala EMS Stadium 80, 000 Sree Gokulam Group 2017 2017– 1st, 2020–21 9th, 2018–19 Kenkre Mumbai, Maharashtra Cooperage Ground 5, 000 Mohammedan SC Kolkata, West Bengal Mohammedan Sporting Ground 22, 000 Mohammedan Sporting Club Pvt. Ltd. (50%) and Bunkerhill Pvt. (50%) 1891 2020 2008–09, 2013–14, 2020– 6th, 2020–21 13th, 2013–14 NEROCA FC Imphal, Manipur Khuman Lampak Main Stadium 35, 285 NEROCA Football Club Pvt.
 The deal gave IMG-Reliance exclusive commercial rights to sponsorship, advertising, broadcasting, merchandising, video, franchising, and rights to create a new football league.  This deal came about after the AIFF ended their 10-year deal with Zee Sports five years early.  Two months later, on 8 February 2011, it was reported that twelve of the fourteen I-League clubs held a private meeting in Mumbai to discuss the ongoing issues related to the league.
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 Institutional football Many football clubs in India are termed as institutional teams, in other words controlled or owned by an industrial business.  That means it is difficult for players or coaches to turn into complete professionals.  The players who play for institutional teams would also work on a full-time job outside the game for the company the team was owned by.  This is much the same model which was found in Japan before the introduction of the J. League.
Each club plays each other twice during the season, once at home and the other time away. At the end of the season, the team with the most points wins the league and gains promotion to the top flight Indian Super League. In the case of a tie then head-to-head record is looked upon. Further, in the case of a tie the goal difference is looked upon the tied teams.  Clubs A total of 36 clubs have played in the I-League since its inception in 2007, up to the current season.
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 This however brought up early concerns over how "national" the I-League was. The 2008–09 season would see eleven of the twelve teams come from three different cities. The previous season saw all ten teams come from four different cities.  Bhaichung Bhutia, then captain of the Indian national team, said that it was the federations job to spread the game across the country and that it needed to happen.  Regardless of the early criticism, the I-League went on as scheduled and once the 2008–09 season concluded.
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^ a b c Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the league was suspended after 14 March 2020. Only champions were awarded and remaining prize money in the league was equally divided among the remaining participating clubs and no individual prize money was also not awarded.  However, Aser Pierrick Dipanda of Minerva Punjab scored the highest number of goals, having scored 12 goals in 15 matches; whereas, Rochharzela of Aizawl scored 6 goals in 15 matches, highest among Indians.
However, some clubs and coaches like Subhash Bhowmick, Subrata Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh and Bimal Ghosh were known for accepting a technical director role in order to bypass the head coaching requirements.  This has bought about a lot of controversial news, most recently being when Churchill Brothers won the I-League after the 2012–13 season with Subhash Bhowmick not winning the "Coach of the Year" award, due to being listed as the technical director.  Seeing this, the AIFF technical director, Rob Baan, as well as others, advocated that the federation make it mandatory for both technical directors and head coaches to have an AFC Pro-Diploma.  On May 14, 2014 this was officially put into act by the AIFF during their I-League licensing committee meeting.
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