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Chennai City FC all set to bid for Indian Super League

Koushik Venkatesh  |  Chennai City  |  1 Year Ago

With the ISL currently comprising of 8 teams, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the organisation behind the Indian Super League, have taken the decision to increase the number of participants in the league.

 

Ever since this news broke out that the FSDL were inviting bids from all the interested parties to be a part of India’s biggest football league, a lot of rumours are floating around as to who is bidding and for which state.  





The recent buzz is that the owner of the I-League team, Chennai City FC, Rohit Ramesh, is all set to bid for an ISL franchise. This decision definitely comes off as shock to many in the fraternity as he is directly locking horns against IMG. Earlier, Chennai City FC ended their maiden campaign with I-League at the 8th position, before the fellow entrants Minerva Punjab and Mumbai FC.

 

This could very well be a controversial decision in Indian Football. With the talks of a merger being put aside for the time being and now that the ISL has been given recognition, there is a new problem that has arisen from the two leagues as to who gets to play in the AFC tournament. With the AIFF slightly leaning towards the ISL because of the popularity and the money that it comes with, the next few months could very well seal the fate of the I-League.



Well, we can understand the frustration what Ramesh would be under after putting in crores of money to bring quality football to Tamil Nadu, while seeing Chennaiyin FC taking all his groundwork to their credit. However, one cant deny from the fact that Chennaiyin and CCFC may look out for a merger to be even bigger of a brand that it actually is. It’s just a matter of time though.…






 

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