Patel provided several suggestions to the clubs and said that he will now wait for their response.
On his meeting with the I-League clubs, Patel said, "I made the suggestions to the I-League clubs today, I heard their problems too. Now they have to respond to my suggestions at the earliest. If they come ahead with some positivity then I will also move forward. I think overall it was a very positive meeting."
When asked if the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League will continue to run simultaneously, the AIFF president said, "The schedule will be of six-seven months so the leagues will run parallel. The timing of games can always be changed. The I-League had some issues with the broadcast and matches being played early last season. All that can be resolved. I told them that we will try to resolve those issues."
Praful Patel has also asked for a three-year window to sort all the issues that exist in Indian football at the moment. He said, "There has been a lot of changes in the past few years. But as I said there have been some historical issues. Now in ISL also there are some contractual obligations with the clubs. They have completed five years.
"If there is a little bit of time then it is easier to find a solution. Their contractual obligations also cannot be ignored. In the next three years, a more structured solution can be found which will be more or less acceptable to all the stakeholders."