By I-League Media
NEW DELHI: To widen the football map of the country and to bolster the football structure, l-League Core Committee decide to launch the 2nd division qualifier for 2016-17 season. Participants from all the state associations would be invited to take part in 2nd division league 2016-17 qualifiers.
The state associations need to nominate 2 (two) teams with best results, apart from the teams who would compete in Hero I-League and 2nd division league in 2015-16 season, from the state league 2015-16, to compete in the 2nd division qualifiers. Meanwhile, the clubs need to comply with the criteria, mentioned below, to compete in the 2nd division qualifiers:
The teams will fight it out amongst themselves in the zonal round followed by the final round. Eventually top two teams from the final round will get a nod to the 2nd division league 2016-17, provided that they fulfill the club licensing requirements in the due time. State associations need to submit their nominations before September 8, 2015.