2/20/2018 11:24:14 AM (GMT+3)

18 teams to feature in I-League Second Division competition

18 teams to feature in I-League Second Division competition

New Delhi: A total of 18 teams including seven ISL clubs’ reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) will feature in the Second Division I-League.

The preliminary round, which will be played on a home and away basis, will start on March 16 and will continue till May 15.

The winners of each group and the second-best team would qualify for the final round.

However, if ISL reserve teams finish as winners or runners-up in any group, the position will be passed on to the next non-ISL side.

Four teams will play at the central venue on a ‘single-leg’ league system which will run from May 21-27 at the end which the winners would be promoted to the top tier.

Each club can register maximum three foreigners players, but one has to be a national of an AFC Member Association.

Group A: Real Kashmir, Lonestar Kashmir, Delhi Dynamos FC (reserves), Hindustan FC, Delhi United, FC Pune City (reserves)

Group B: Madhya Bharat SC, FC Goa (reserves), Kerala Blasters (reserves), Ozone FA, Fateh Hyderabad AFC, FC Kerala

Group C:: TRAU FC, Langsning FC, Mohammedan Sporting, JSW Bengaluru FC (reserves), Jamshedpur FC (reserves), Chennaiyin FC (reserves)