The competition organizer, PT Liga Indonesia has decided to conduct the full competition format "home and away" as a promotion round to the higher level of the Indonesia Super League (ISL), CEO of PT Liga Indonesia, Joko Driyono pointed out.
"The first round of the big 12th soccer main division will take place on June 28, July 3 and 6, after that the match will break due to the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan. The second round will resume after the Idul Fitr festivity namely on August 19, 23 and 27," he said.
The big 12th football main division 2012/2013 is participated in by 39 clubs which are divided into five groups, and the top two of each group will be taken to join the main division match, he said.
In addition, four the best of the 12 clubs will compete in semifinal. Four the best are winners of each club and the runner-ups.
The semifinal was scheduled to be held on September 6 and the final will be conducted on September 10, 2013, but the location for the match will be announced later, he noted.
The 12 clubs which will take part in the competition are as follows.
Group A: PSCS Cilacap, Persik Kediri, Persisko Tanjabar, Perseta Tulungagung
Group B: Persebaya Surabaya, PS Bangka, PSBS Biak, PSIS Semarang
Group C: Perseru Serui, Persikabo Kabupaten Bogor, Perseba Super Bangkalan, PS Mojokerto Putra.
(Reporting by Oleh Didik Kusbiantoro/B003/O001)