I-League champions Punjab FC have been promoted to the Indian Super League (ISL), the All India Football Federation (AIFF) introduced on Thursday.

Punjab FC obtained the promotion to ISL 2023-24 by profitable the I-league 2022-23 title however wanted to clear the licensing tips to play within the league.

“Punjab FC, on the basis of being the Hero I-League champions in the 2022-23 season, have been promoted to the 2023-24 Hero ISL after securing the Premier 1 Lice”se, ” AIFF stated in its assertion.

The improvement comes after the Club Licensing Committee of the AIFF, chaired by Dr Girija Shanker Mungali, met through video conferencing on Thursday. Present within the assembly had been committee members Ravishankar Jayaraman, Yash K. Nayak and Madhu Kumari, Anirban Gupta, Pradip Choudhury and Shekhar Nagar had been granted depart of absence.

Notably, Indian Super League (ISL) golf equipment underneath the most recent rules are required to use for an “ICLS Premier 1” license, which might grant them participation in all AFC Club Competitions (topic to qualification on sporting benefit) and the Indian Super League.

The I-League golf equipment are required to use for an “ICLS Premier 2” license, which might grant them participation in AFC Cup (topic to qualification on sporting benefit) and the I-League.

The AIFF assertion additional stated a complete of 12 golf equipment utilized for Premier 1 License for the 2023-24 membership licensing course of.

After going by way of the complete Club Licensing course of for the 2023-24 season, the “ICLS Premier 1” licenses had been granted to Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan FC, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC and Punjab FC.

However, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC and East Bengal FC did not safe licenses because of a number of “A” Criteria Failures.

The Committee additionally authorised a shortfall in spending over the Club Development Plan of F10 Criteria within the monetary yr 21-22 because of the ongoing pandemic as golf equipment offered a declaration to spend the shortfall within the subsequent three monetary years.

They will meet once more to determine on the Premier 2 License purposes.

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