The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) bid evaluation committee will meet on August 18 to decide the fate of four new clubs from Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan that are keen to participate in the 2017-18 I-League.
Bengaluru's Ozone FC and Kerala's Gokulam FC are two of the four teams who have submitted the bid documents, a senior I-League official said.
"The decision will be taken on August 18," he said.
If Ozone FC, which competes in I-League second division, makes the cut then there will be two teams from Bengaluru in I-League and ISL.
If Gokulam FC's bid is accepted, they will be the first team from Kerala after Chirag United were relegated in 2011- 12.
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