ISL: Here's all you need to know about India's 1st tournament since lockdown
Behind closed doors and with a raft of health safety measures in place, football’s Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off on Friday.
Indian Super League (ISL) will begin when Kerala Blasters kick-off the action against ATK-Mohun Bagan FC in the season opener at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim. This also is the first time when two heavyweights of Indian football – Mohun Bagan and East Bengal – will participate in the country’s top league.
First tournament post Lockdown:
Behind closed doors and with a raft of health safety measures in place, football’s Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off on Friday. And become the country’s first major tournament to be organised since the enforcement of a COVID-19 lockdown eight months ago.
The first 11 rounds feature 6 double-headers – all Sundays, with Jamshedpur FC and Odisha FC playing in the first 5 PM kick off this season on November 29, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Last season’s League Shield winners FC Goa begin their campaign against former champions Bengaluru FC at 7:30 PM on Sunday, November 22, at the JL Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
The schedule for the remaining 55 league matches will be published in December post clarity on calendar dates of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions matches.
How many teams are in the fray?
ATK Mohun Bagan
Kerala Blasters FC
Mumbai City FC
NorthEast United FC
SC East Bengal
When will the ISL matches be played?
The ISL matches will start at 7:30 pm.
All the matches will be played behind closed doors in Goa. There will be three venues:
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim
Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco
Which TV channels will broadcast ISL matches?
The live telecast of all the ISL matches will be available on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Jalsha movies, Jalsha movies HD and Asianet Plus.
How can I live stream the ISL matches?
The live streaming of the ISL matches will be available on Hotstar.