The All India Football Federation (AIFF), IMG-Reliance and Star India have decided to postpone the new Indian Super League (ISL) until September 2014. The decision was taken during a meeting between the three parties on Tuesday.
The postponement of the ISL – commonly referred to as the “IMG-Reliance league” or the “IMG-Reliance tournament” in the past months – is unavoidable due to various factors including the scheduling conflicts with the I-League, the non-availability of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa due to delay in the Lusofonia Games amongst other key issues.
The committee has decided to stage the inaugural Indian Super League in the months of September to November, which will be also a permanent calendar slot for the future ISL editions.
The ISL has generated a lot of interest by corporates, sports clubs and individuals so far and it is expected to push the cause of Indian football on an international stage with a lot of former superstars of the beautiful game expected to kick the ball in India.