According to our sources the draft system will be back in the next season of Indian Super League. The 2017-18 season is expected to be 5 months long and will be followed by 2 months of super cup action
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 receieved in the I-league .Reliance want to bring about a correction in the market.
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 reamining pool of players.
The draft system may not be applicable to devolpmental players like Jerry Lalrinzuala,Anirudh Thapa,Baoringdao Bodo,Prosenjit who aro on long-term contracts with Chennaiyin FC