Indian football talisman and national team skipper Sunil Chhetri has sounded positive while wieighing in on the introduction of a new football league in the country, which will see the I-League and the Indian Super League merge.
It was only a day ago that senior All India Football Federation (AIFF) official and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar had confirmed that the governing body of Indian football was looking at a single league in two-three years.
National team coach Stephen Constantine had been vocal earlier this year over this, citing the unstructured Indian football calendar. He urged "all the powers that be" to come together for a structured calendar.
Chhetri has echoed similar sentiments.
"Personally, yes, there should be one league in India," the Mumbai City FC forward was quoted as saying by Reuters.
"The I-League, the ISL, the Federation they all want (good) things for football in India. I just hope they can sit together, talk it out and have a plan where there is just one league maybe in future and have one calendar. I'm sure they are going to do it soon," said Chhetri.
The four-time AIFF Player of the Year recently expressed disappointment over the Indian football calendar and said he was not personally happy with the way some players had to miss the initial stages of the ISL owing to national team committments.
"That is something unheard of. So that was something I personally didn't feel great about because when we were playing away against Oman and Turkmenistan, the ISL matches were happening over here [in India]. That shouldn't have happened, but that's not in my control," he had said.