Welcoming the resumption of great live sporting action in India, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) President Nita Ambani said it took a lot of courage, determination and planning to bring football back into our lives at the amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Indian Super League, which kicks off on Friday with a clash between Kerala Blaster FC and ATK Mohan Bagan, is the first major tournament to take place on Indian soil since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It took a lot of courage, determination and planning to bring football back into our lives, in these times of pandemic. I am sure the next four months of ISL will fill our lives with joy, excitement and positivity. “Ambani said Friday in a statement released by ISL.
“I am proud to announce that the ISL will become the first sporting event of such magnitude to be held in India. We are delighted to bring the League back to your homes and broadcast it to over 80 countries outside of India. ‘India.”
She also said the 2020-21 ISL season will be the most exciting season with the addition of two historic clubs – Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.
“ATK’s merger with Mohun Bagan and the entry of our 11th club, SC East Bengal, has reaffirmed our faith in the ecosystem we are creating for Indian football,” she said.
“An ecosystem that is already showing results internationally and has given us our own Indian soccer heroes to admire, like Sandesh Jinghan, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal and promising youngsters like Sumit Rathi, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Narender Gahlot and many more.