ISL 7 to be held behind closed doors from November, Kerala and Goa frontrunners to host league

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Kerala and Goa have emerged the frontrunners to host Indian Super League 2020-21 because the organisers are restricted venues within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian Super League 2020-21 seemingly to start from November
  • ISL 7 seemingly to be held in Kerala and Goa
  • ISL group will keep put in bio-secure environments
The seventh season of Indian Super League is about to be held behind closed doors from November to March and it’s seemingly to be restricted to two states in view of the Covid-19 pandemic with Goa and Kerala rising as frontrunners.

This was mentioned throughout a gathering between the ISL organsiers Football Sports Development Ltd. (FSDL) and membership representatives on Monday.

“The league will be held behind closed doors for sure and the dates are from November to March. Kerala, Goa, West Bengal and Northeast were discussed as the likely states but Goa and Kerala can be said as the frontrunners at this point of time,” a supply shut to the ISL instructed PTI.

“The plan is to host in one or two states across multiple venues.”

Both Goa and Kerala are higher positioned than many different states in the intervening time so far as the Covid-19 scenario is worried, and that makes it “favourable” for the organisers to host the league there.

“Everything has been and will be additional mentioned internally and ISL will work with the state governments and the central governments.

“Before going forward with finalising the states and venues, they may look into the medical points, logistical points in order to create a conducive and wholesome setting for everybody concerned.

“Also what needs to be looked into are the COVID regulations in various states. It’s different in each state so they will look into the feasibility of conducting the ISL.”

In October, a digital ISL workshop will be performed and the golf equipment will be “presented with all the details, rules and regulations” concerning the occasion.

In the northeastern area, Aizawl, Imphal, Shillong, Guwahati and Gangtok have been mentioned as possible venues whereas Kolkata was additionally a part of the dialogue.

Taking a cue from the England-West Indies Test sequence, it was determined through the assembly that the groups will keep put in a bio-secure setting.

Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, the earlier ISL ultimate between ATK and Chennaiyin FC was performed behind closed doors at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on March 14.

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