Indian Super League (ISL) is going on in India. It is one of the biggest Football league in India. Indian Super League is also known as “Hero Indian Super League” because it is the sponsor of whole event. This league consist of eight franchise teams from all around India. Football is the famous game all throughout the world but in India its craze against Cricket is low so to keep aware of the game and make it popular this league was founded in 2013. India will also gain popularity in the world because of such league as it gained by making IPL i.e. Indian Premier League.
Indians have highest number of football court than any other country in the world. All India Football Federation have signed deal of 7billion Rs for 15 years with Reliance and IMG group industries US. They will take all necessary steps required for this league for 15yrs. These group have all the rights from making team to adverting and broadcasting of the team and scores. This league was formed with the inspiration of IPL which is successful short pattern cricket league.
Star Sports, AIFF and Reliance-IMG launched ISL was launched on 21st October’2013. These league was going to be held from January 2014 to March 2014 but it was postponed to September 2014 then to October. Former Manchester United and France international’s Luis Garcia was the first signing marquee and joining Atletico de Kolkata. The cities or states which were to be bid were announced on April’2014 and these were Kochi, Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Goa and Guwahati. Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and PVP ventures won the bid for the Kochi team, Former Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly with some businessman won the bid for Kolkata, Bollywood star like John Abraham won the bid for Guhawati, Ranbir Kapoor for Mumbai and Salman Khan for Pune, Some companies won the bid for Bangalore and Delhi while Videocon and I-league partnership won the bid for Goa. Later Bangalore didn’t became the part of the team because of some issues.
ISL will run from October to December in which October to November the matches will be played between 8 teams from which top 4 will qualify for final series which would be played in November to December. The league started from 12th October’2014 and the first match played was between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City. In this match Atletico de Kolkata won by 3-0 and this was the beginning of the league.
Start Sports with its all the group will telecast live ISL in India to target more audience so as to make aware about this game and also let this game also be popular so Indians will also become pro in Football. International coverage will also take place in which the Fox sports will telecast ISL live in Australia, Eurosport2 in Europe and Star TV in UK. The balls which are going to be used in these league will all be supplied by PUMA. The trophy was unveiled by Nita Ambani chairperson of IMG-Reliance. The trophy is 26 inches tall and is designed in such a way that color of ISL are present on it.
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