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According to the sources the 2017-18 Indian Super League season is expected to be 5 months long and will be followed by 2 months of super cup action and most importantly the draft system will be back in the next season of Indian Super League.

 

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As according to the www.indianfootballnetwork.com, the idea is to bring down the inflated salaries which agents have created. We have a market where the Indian Super League teams have paid up to 10 times more than what a player received in the I-league .Reliance want to bring about a correction in the market.

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The Clubs will be allowed to retain 4 players from the previous season and the rest will go into a DRAFT. If they are any new teams (which is likely), they will be allowed to pick the players first

This is to ensure a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. Then after round 4 everyone gets to pick from the remaining pool of players.

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The draft system may not be applicable to developmental players like Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa, Baoringdao Bodo, Prosenjit who are on long-term contracts with the Indian Super League giants Chennaiyin FC