We do have a club based I-League. But the stupid AIFF is introducing an additional franchise based 2-month league in between. The clubs are totally against that.Why doesn't India have a franchise based I-League yet? Should be great, something like this: Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Goa United, Pune FC, Mumbai Tigers, Delhi FC, Viva Kerala, Bangalore FC, Chennai Rangers, Shillong Lajong, United Sikkim, Ranchi FC, Siliguri FC, Hyderabad Globe, Aizawl FC, Kolhapur FC, Assam Green Valley, Jaipur FC, Ludhiana FC, Ahmedabad FC, Kollam FC, Kohima Komets. Let the best 10 franchises play in the 1st division and the other 12 in the 2nd division. Let one club promote/relegate each season.
Not exactly an answer to your question but...May I ask all Indian users on this board, as well as British and Australian users, a question: why is cricket so popular in your respective country? No disrespect intended, but it seems like a rather dull game.