Two new franchises to include in Indian Super League from next season


The Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament has witnessed some addition in the teams. Now, the tournament will include two new teams Jamshedpur and Bengaluru from upcoming season.

As per the reports, Jamshedpur franchise is purchased by Tata Steel Limited, on the other hand, Jindal South West (JSW) group has owned Bengaluru franchise.

“The upcoming ISL tournament will face an expanded five-month module with number of teams taking part rising to 10 from its actual eight founding member city clubs,” Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the organisers of the ISL stated.

“The addition of two new team came through the ‘Invitation To Bid’ tender procedure offered by FSDL in May. An independent panel along with consulting firm EY evaluated the bids to present its report today to the panel, in the presence of All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das,” it added.

“Tata Steel Ltd, which has won the offered to take an interest in ISL from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, are the spearheading Indian corporate to have given national football lasting pool of youthful footballers since 1987 through its Jamshedpur based office – Tata Football Academy.”

“JSW Group which claims the effective football club Bengaluru FC through its auxiliary JSW Sports won the privilege to take an interest in ISL from Bengaluru city. JSW Group has shockingly settled an extremely fruitful and professionally run football club in I-League inside a brief time of 3 years; winning the opposition twice incorporating into its introduction year,” the announcement included.

The Indian Super League tournament began in year 2014 that included at least eight city based teams Atletico de Kolkata, NorthEast United, Delhi Dynamos, FC Goa, Mumbai City FC, FC Pune City, Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters.

Also, Kolkata based teams Mohun Bagan and East Bengal were in discussions with the AIFF over their addition in the Indian Super League tournament.

As per the reports, two clubs have ordered that they should be let off from paying the franchisee fee of Rs 15 crore. Moreover, they should be permitted to utilize Kolkata as their home stand.

The issue of utilizing Kolkata as a home base by Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have grave ramifications for Atletico de Kolkata – the current ISL delegates from the city – as it will imply that their bolster base in football-insane West Bengal will vanish overnight.

Das communicated fulfillment with the offer assessment prepare, and trusted that the development of the ISL will enhance the standard of the amusement in the nation.

“The intrigue appeared by India’s two vast corporates to be a piece of ISL and Indian football’s development story means that the developing fame of the game in the nation,” he said.

“Their commitment to Indian football has been massive and will just set the exclusive expectations in ISL.”