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I-League 2019-20: Which team has the edge?

Indian I-League

I-League season hangs in balance as AIFF waits, watches through coronavirus delays

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is likely to take a decision on the future of the ongoing I-League season in the first week of April, following consultations with the clubs. Some of the teams are unwilling to play out the remaining 41 games, with Mohun Bagan already crowned champions and having effectively taken the AFC slot on offer.

All of AIFF's tournaments were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, initially till March 31, though India has since gone into a countrywide...

Coping with Corona: Ranjit Bajaj does away with handshakes, organises FIFA competitions

In these times of social distancing, sport is a casualty. Tournaments stand cancelled, seasons suspended and sport worldwide is almost at a virtual standstill. ESPN will be bringing you serialized accounts of Indian athletes, cooped up in homes or training camps, on what their lives are like now, with calendars scrambled, competitions on hold and plenty of time to kill.

Ranjit Bajaj

Director and co-owner, Punjab FC

Minerva academy, Chandigarh

How has the lockdown been for you and your team?


Kerala Blasters set to rope in Mohun Bagan's I-League winning coach Kibu Vicuna

Mohun Bagan's I-League winning coach Kibu Vicuna is in talks with Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters FC and a formal announcement of the appointment will be made soon, a team official said on Thursday.

"Yes, we are in talks with Vicuna. We have also spoken to a few other coaches for the upcoming season. But due to the prevailing crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak, a formal announcement is due," the official told PTI.

Vicuna, 48, led Bagan to their second I-League title (fifth national...

I-League Power Rankings: Jose Barreto-like Baba Diawara top of the table

Mohun Bagan clinched their second I-League crown with a 1-0 win against Aizawl FC and NEROCA played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at home against Chennai City before the All India Football Federation suspended all league matches until March 31 -- thus deferring the Kolkata derby scheduled for March 15 as well.

This delay gives ESPN the chance to publish this month's power rankings early -- for the 12 matches that featured all 11 clubs in action. TRAU and Bagan were two of three clubs to have played three...

AIFF suspends all tournaments, including I-League, until March 31

NEW DELHI -- The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday suspended tournaments at all levels, including the I-League, until March 31 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension will come into effect from Sunday.

Earlier, the AIFF had said all the remaining 28 matches of the I-League -- including Sunday's Kolkata derby between champions Mohun Bagan and East Bengal -- would be played behind closed doors owing to the pandemic.

"Adhering to the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health...