No East Bengal or Mohun Bagan, costs rising and revenue dipping, I-League clubs hold out for shot at promotion in 2022.
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Gokulam hope to maintain their aggressive growth but uncertainty is likely to remain the chief theme the coming season.
The AIFF is likely to decide on the future of the ongoing I-League season in the first week of April, following consultations with the clubs.
Who were the top performers across the 11 teams in March?
Who were the top performers across the 11 teams in February? ESPN has you covered with the power rankings.
Sabitra Bhandari's late goal helped Gokulam clinch their maiden IWL crown with a thrilling 2-1 win over Kryphsa in the final.
India's second best woman footballer remains a dominant force in IWL, but hasn't made the national team for two years.
Which players have been the top performers across the 11 teams in January? ESPN has you covered with the power rankings.
Gokulam will donate the ticket revenue from their next I-League game to the family of the late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan.
Who are the favourites for a title challenge? Who is most likely to get relegated? Here is ESPN's primer on all 11 clubs.
In a letter signed by the managing director of Mohun Bagan, six I-League clubs have urged the Prime Minister to "probe the AIFF's functioning"
The I-League title race went the distance, with Chennai City and East Bengal in tight battle till the very end. Here's how the action unfolded.
Chennai City beat Minerva 3-1 to win the I-League while East Bengal also won in a dramatic final day of action in the I-League.
East Bengal moved within a point of leaders Chennai by beating Minerva. Here's how things stand ahead of a mouthwatering final day.
Eight of 11 clubs have written to AIFF president Praful Patel requesting a meeting on February 20 to "seek answers" regarding the I-League's future.
Real Kashmir's home game on Sunday has been postponed and stranded Gokulam Kerala may not reach Kozhikode in time for their next fixture.
Which teams run the danger of relegation? Could there be a surprise title contender? ESPN predicts the final league standings for the season ahead.
With two leagues running simultaneously, I-League will find it increasingly difficult to compete with ISL, but there's hope for younger players.
Defending champions Aizawl FC begin their title defence away to East Bengal, while the first Kolkata derby of the season will take place on Dec 2.