AIFF has decided that I-League 2018-19 will start on October 28. 12th Edition of I-League will have the participation of 11 teams. AIFF has decided to take back Churchill Brothers making the total number of teams as eleven. Second Division champions Real Kashmir will also join the I-League. Kerala has its representation through Gokulam Kerala FC.
I-League will have a break during the month of January as Asia Cup matches are being held. Only 5 foreign recruits can find a place in the playing 11. Matches will be telecasted in Star Network.