I-League Clubs Won't Free Players For New League Promoted By IMG-Reliance
I-League clubs "are up in arms" against the All India Football Federation, and have decided "not to release players for the new league that will be promoted by IMG-Reliance," according to IANS. The Indian Professional Football Clubs Association said that the clubs "will not release players nor sign any player, who has a contract with IMG-Reliance." IPFCA President Raj Gomes said, "We have unanimously decided that no club will release players on loan or otherwise any players for the IMG-Reliance tournament and will also not take any IMG-Reliance contracted players on loan or otherwise." Gomes also said that the clubs "would like to continue with the current home-away I-League format and Federation Cup" (IANS, 6/5).