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The president of the clubs' body discusses the agenda of their next meeting to be held this Friday...

The next meeting of  Indian Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA) will be held on 5th April in Goa. wherein representatives from all I-League clubs, except Pailan Arrows, will meet to discuss various issues concerning Indian football.

In a unified effort to safeguard the interests of the clubs and promote and popularize the game, the organisation was formed back in March last year.

Raj Gomes, the general secretary of Salgaocar FC and president of IPFCA, stated that the idea being the next meeting is to discuss various issues concerning Indian football at large.

Just after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced that the new franchisee based clubs that were to enter the I-League next season would be free from relegation for three years, existing clubs in the I-League want a share of that pie too when they suggested that the league should be relegation free for at least four seasons should they too fulfill the infrastructural requirements the new entities are expected to.

The Indian FA have asked the clubs to send a proposal on the same following which it will be pondered upon by the decision makers.

“A concrete proposal about it will be made in the meeting,” Gomes told Goal.com.

“We will try to make a formal proposal to the AIFF about the progress of Indian football. We will also like to know more about the way the new franchisees will be building up their infrastructure in the coming years,” he added.

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