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I-League clubs requests PM to set up enquiry commission against AIFF

New Delhi: The crisis facing Indian football Monday reached the doorsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with six I-League clubs requesting him to set up an enquiry commission and "probe the All India Football Federation's functioning".

In a letter signed by Swapan Sadhan Bose, managing director of Mohun Bagan, the I-League clubs have urged the prime minister to "intervene and save the sport".

Besides Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, FC Goa, Gokulam Kerala FC, Minerva Punjab FC and Aizawl FC were the other clubs who have requested for the PM's intervention.

"Recent media reports and press statements from the AIFF itself have indicated that the AIFF is seeking to make the ISL, which came into existence in 2013, the senior most league in the country, whereas I-League, that dates back to 2007 when it was launched as India's first ever professional football league is sought to be made into a second tier and inferior league," the clubs wrote in the letter.

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