At its League Committee meeting on Monday, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) decided that the Indian Women’s League (IWL) will begin its next season on April 25, 2023. The AIFF additionally concluded that groups could select three unfamiliar players, yet that no one but two could play on the field without a moment’s delay.
Through video conferencing, Lalnghinglova Hmar presided over the meeting. Along with members of the board of trustees M Satyanarayan, Amit Chaudhuri, Kiran Chowgule, Reginold Varghese, and Caitanno Fernandes, Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran was present at the gathering.
The Hero Indian Women’s League will begin on April 25, 2023, as the Committee decided during its first order of business, according to a release from the AIFF. This decision was made by the Committee to ensure that there would be sufficient time between the Hero IWL and the Hero 27th Senior Women’s National Football Championships, which will be held in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
The Committee decided that there could be no more than two foreigners on the field at once, bringing the total number of foreigners to three. This was looked into after clubs requested it.
16 groups will be divided into two gatherings during IWL. The top four teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage. In the Legend IWL, which will be played on a home-and-away basis next season, the eight main teams will have immediate openings.
The committee also decided, after much thought, to include East Bengal in the IWL this season to help the league grow and develop. The IFA had asked East Bengal to be looked at for this season’s roster.