Kolkata: Ending speculation about the fate of Pailan Arrows, the All India Football Federation today said its developmental outfit would continue to play in the upcoming I-League.
Patel said Pailan Arrows' payment related issues have been solved and the team will be seen in action in the forthcoming season. "We have sorted out all the payment related issues with Pailan Arrows and the team will be playing in the I-League," Patel said.
There are 20 players contracted to play for Pailan Arrows and the AIFF technical committee will select more players to make a total squad of around 30. "Currently there are 20 players already contracted to
play for Pailan Arrows in the upcoming season and a few more would be selected by the AIFF technical team," the AIFF said in a statement here.
The technical committee will also be recruiting a new coach to replace Arthur Pappas, who has joined Dempo. Former Mohammedan Sporting coach Sanjoy Sen could be chosen for the top job.
The list of players who are contracted to play with Pailan Arrows till May 31, 2014:
Goalkeeper: Soram Porei.
Defenders: Shouvik Ghosh, Irfan Khan, Yumnum Chnigkhei Meetei, Arijeet Singh, Sonu Beniwal, Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das.
Midfielders: Pronoy Halder, Prabir Das, Tirthankar Sarkar, Shankar Sampingiraj, Simranjeet Singh, Randhan Meitei, Shaiju Mon.
Forwards: Holicharan Narzary, Rajender Kumar, Sumit Passi, Allwyn George, Pankaj Sona.