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HAL, AI given extension to meet I-League licensing criteria

Public sector undertaking (PSU) teams Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Air India, which failed to meet the I-League licensing criteria despite several warnings and two deadlines have been given another one year by AIFF to turn themselves into separate commercial entities, an official said.

sports Updated: Jun 13, 2011 14:13 IST

Public sector undertaking (PSU) teams Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Air India, which failed to meet the I-League licensing criteria despite several warnings and two deadlines have been given another one year by AIFF to turn themselves into separate commercial entities, an official said.

There were speculations that the next edition of I-League will have only 12 teams after HAL and Air India was under threat to meet this year's deadline of December 31, 2011 but now they have been laid to rest.

If the newly promoted teams from the second division of the I-League, Sporting Clube de Goa or Shillong Lajong fail to meet the licensing criteria, their place will be taken by the relegated team, the official added.