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ISL, I-League clubs refuse participation in women' league

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The ISL and teams have refused to compete in the 2nd Indian Women's League, leaving Federation (AIFF) in the lurch.

The and teams' refusal to take part in the forthcoming women's league has left the AlFF in a spot of bother.

The apex body claimed the franchises had earlier promised participation in the IWL.

When contacted AIFF told PTI: Its extremely disappointing that despite assurances, we havent got any entry from either any ISL or club.

Hopefully, they will understand the importance of womens and rethink about their participation in the sole in the Country, he added.

The format of the IWL grants a direct entry to ISL & I-League clubs in the final round of the IWL but so far none have confirmed their participation. However cost is a major factor which might have prevented all these major Indian clubs to have an exclusive women's team.

Das further informed that AIFF is contemplating participation in the IWL as part of the AIFF Licensing criteria for teams to take up womens football on a more serious note.

The inaugural edition of the had kicked off in January 2017 in where eight teams including one ISL team

had won the inaugural edition of IWL.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 15:26 IST