On Friday, 25th February 2022, the AFC Executive Committee took a decision to change the AFC Champions League, and the AFC Cup calendar. This transitions the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup from its current Spring-Autumn season to Autumn-Spring, with both competitions set to be organised across dual calendar years beginning from the 2023-24 season which will kick-off in August.
The AIFF hence, summoned a meeting with all Hero Indian Super League and Hero I-League clubs, and as discussed, and agreed by majority of the clubs, everyone felt the fairest way to decide the qualification for the 2023-24 season would be to have play-off match/es between the winners of 2021-22, and 2022-23 editions.
The AIFF, after due consideration accepted the views of the clubs. A more detailed note on the play-off process will be shared with all stakeholders in the coming week.
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