The Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) decided on Monday to officially postpone the new season of the Indonesia
Super League (ISL) until April 2015.The decision was made during a meeting between the PSSI and the Indonesian Board of Professional Athletes (BOPI) after the ISL had not completed all of the required documentation.
The ISL 2015 had previously been scheduled to kick off on February 20, but those plans were shelved following Indonesian Minister for Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi’s refusal to grant approval to league operators PT Liga Indonesia.
“We agreed to take the kick-off date on April 4,” said Joko Driyono, general secretary of PSSI and CEO of PT Liga, in a press conference.
Meanwhile, BOPI chairman Noor Aman insisted that ISL clubs must abide by the organization’s rules in order to participate in the season despite the two-month delay.
“We don’t believe it will be difficult for PT Liga and the clubs to fulfill the administrative requirements,” Aman told reporters, “There is no deadline and BOPI will continue to monitor and ready to help them if needed.”