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Of the two groups who had shown their interest to be a part of the country’s top division league, Kalyani Group has been given the nod...

Members of the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Bid Evaluation Committee accepted Kalyani Group's proposal to particpate in the 2014-15 I-League season which commences from 17 January, 2015.

The corporate giant will be fielding their team from their base in Pune. The top tier league of the country will now comprise of 11 teams as the bid from Rendezvous Sports has been rejected.

Goal had earlier confirmed that the AIFF had received two bids from Pune's Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), a flagship company of Kalyani Group, and Rendevouz Sports.

Regarding Rendevouz Sports' bid that was rejected, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das revealed that the committee felt that it could not be considered. 

"The committee reviewed the bid papers and felt that at this stage the bid cannot be considered,” Das told Goal.