Age group competitions are rampant with age cheating not just in India but across the world. In recent years, Nigerian Under-17 team cannot defend their title in India as they couldn’t participate in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers as most of their players failed the medical test. A couple of years back the All India Football Federation (AIFF) stripped Jharkhand of the Sub Junior title as five of their players turned out to be overage.
Mikael Silvestre was part of Chennaiyin FC in season one of the Indian Super League (ISL) when they made it into the knockout stages but missed out on a berth in the final narrowly. The ISL has moved by leaps and bounds since and then and is now a recognized league by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The winner of the ISL will now have a chance to compete in the AFC Cup play-offs and test themselves against some of the best in the continent.
As a direct consequence, the best players in the country have opted to ply their trade in the cash-rich ISL. It must be noted that the winner of the ISL would only get to play in the AFC Cup play-offs while the I-League champion would compete in the AFC Champions League play-off. Despite the fact that the prize on offer is much bigger from a sporting perspective, most of the top talent in the country will play in the ISL in the 2017-18 season.
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Selecting a term
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