Football in India has existed in many structures since the diversion initially touched base in the nation amid the nineteenth century with the main across the nation club rivalry, the Durand Cup, being established in 1888. Despite India’s initial history in the amusement, the nation’s first across the country football association did not start until the point when the semi-proficient National Football League initiated in 1996. Prior to the production of the National Football League, most clubs played in state alliances or select across the country tournaments.
Ten years after the arrangement of the National Football League, the All India Football Federation, the overseeing body for the game in India, chose to reformat the alliance as the I-League with an end goal to professionalize the game. However, amid the accompanying seasons, the class would experience the ill effects of an absence of ubiquity because of poor showcasing and low quality of football.
In September 2005, the AIFF marked a 10– year TV and media contract with Zee Sports. The arrangement would see Zee communicate the National Football League and I-League, and in addition different competitions composed by the AIFF and select India global matches. However, in October 2010, the arrangement between the AIFF and Zee Sports was ended five years right on time after contrasts between the two gatherings identified with installment and how to develop the amusement in India.
A few months after the fact, on 9 December 2010, it was reported that the AIFF had marked another 15– year, 700– crore manage Reliance Industries and the International Management Group. The arrangement gave IMG– Reliance selective business rights to sponsorship, publicizing, broadcasting, marketing, video, diversifying, and the privilege to make another football league.
As business accomplices for the AIFF, IMG– Reliance were in charge of the advertising and association of the I-League. However, in February 2012, it was uncovered that I-League clubs were not content with the alliance’s business accomplices and trusted IMG– Reliance had done little to attempt and advance the nation’s at that point top household football league. However, the AIFF consoled the clubs that the organization, and IMG– Reliance, had plans to enhance the group preceding the 2012– 13 season and perhaps patch up the competition along the lines of Major League Soccer of the United States.
In June 2013, word had turned out that IMG– Reliance were wanting to begin their own establishment based competition for 2013 and furthermore separate the I-League into two gatherings. This thought was not generally welcomed by I-League clubs who chose to decline to advance any of their players for the IMG– Reliance proposed competition or sign any players effectively contracted to the company. However, by August 2013, it was uncovered that IMG– Reliance had marked the required number of players expected to begin their own competition and that the competition would have the sponsorship of the AIFF.