Former Indian striker Bhaichung Bhutia expressed his disappointment over the kick-off times of the I-League fixtures that were released on Tuesday. The retired footballer tweeted a reply to a user who criticised the 2PM kick-offs for I-League games in the upcoming season and claimed that I-League deserves much better.
The 40-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best footballers to play for India, tweeted another reply in which he called for a single league with 15 to 18 teams.
Bhutia has been very open in expressing opinions about the progress and the direction of Indian football and he has just made another strong statement here by criticising the I-League fixtures. The fixture list, which came out earlier today, is being widely criticised in social media mainly due to the 2PM kick-offs even for the big games like the Kolkata derby.
However, it must be noted that every I-League game will be broadcast Live on Star Sports.