The Indian Super League is known to be one of the top Indian football leagues since 2013. The upcoming ISL 2018-2019 season would see certain changes in player regulations compared to the previous seasons. This includes the number of foreign players included and a reduction in the salary of players. It is scheduled to start soon around November predicting the previous year’s schedule as the league started from 17th November 2017.
Reforms in player regulations of ISL 2018-2019
It has been declared that each club should have a 22-man squad which exactly seven foreign players. In addition to this, each club would be given provision to add up to 25 players. But the limitation on the foreign remains constant. Therefore, in case the club has to register for new players, it has to be an Indian player. Further, it has been declared that the players will have to sign the deal via open market as the system for the domestic draft would be withdrawn after ISL 5. This declaration further indicates that only 18 Indian payers would be allowed on the team with two development players in the team.
Also, it has been made necessary for the clubs to acquire the approval of the foreign players. They are also allowed to take one player from a country which is part of the Asian Football Confederation or AFC.
The Marquee player concept is also valid in the current season of ISL And according to this if a club decides to include a marquee player, his salary shall not be estimated within the salary cap. The concept remains identical even if the player has been approved by ISL.
While considering foreign players, the ones who have played for 1000 minutes in the last season of the game would automatically be approved for the current season. Relating to injury purpose of any foreign player, as per rules, he will have to stay out of action for two months. In addition, the injured player can also be permanently replaced with the league’s consent.
A considerable reduction is also seen in the salary structure of both Indian and foreign players. The salary cup reduces from 18 Crore to 17.5 Crore. On the one hand, transfer fees for the purpose of player purchases would be added, and on the other, the received fees would be reduced from the salary slot.
In the fifth season of ISL, the concept of reserve and youth teams would be continued, and the clubs should have both the teams consisting of players other than the ones included in the main group. It has also been stated that the clubs can change the players after the fifth ISL and this indicates that any Indian player can either be excluded or included in the existing team.
In the 2018-2019 session of Indian Super League, 10 teams have been selected with two new teams in the group. They are Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC. The other 8 teams are listed further.
It seems like Pune City FC has the worst fans this season.The match held between Kerala Blasters and Pune on 2nd February was won by Kerala Blasters at 2-1 when C.K Vineeth scored the winning goal.The After match took an ugly turn where Pune Fans trashed Kerala Blasters and abused the female fans as well.The video posted on social media has gone viral and fans of Kerala Blasters expressed their hatred as well as sent a bad impression of Pune city FC team.Normally verbal abuse will be there when a team is lost on the home ground.But it took a dramatic turn and Kerala Blasters fans where beaten up with sticks.Some reports that fans where injured.Official report of this is yet to come.Kerala Blasters fans can give a police complaint to the police regarding this and can submit the evidence video to arrest the culprit to safeguard the quality of football.The match was conducted at Balewadi stadium Pune.Below you can watch the video which is circulated on social media.
The famed Indian soccer tournament Indian Super League (ISL) opening ceremony is going to start from November 17 this year. For the first match of the season, the hosts Kerala Blasters are going to take on Atletico de Kolkata, the champions of the last season. This is the first season for the teams Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC. Just like every season this year is also going to start on a grand note with a mega opening event.
The previous year’s ceremony
A look at the previous year’s ceremony will tell you of the scale of the events that you can expect. For the year 2015, which was the second season of the ISL, the game was star-studded. The event took place in Chennai, and it got opened by A R Rahman- the musical maestro. The other notable presences on the stage were the famous movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Alia Bhatt. The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and the founding chairperson Mrs.Nita Ambani were also on the stage.
The event only got bigger and better next year. The three top stars in the opening ceremony of next year were Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Jacqueline Fernandes. There was a vast supporting performer and artists with them amounting to over 500 people. The event had taken place in Guwahati which is the home ground for the team North-East United team owned by John Abraham.
Time and Date of Opening Ceremony
Initially, the opening ceremony was scheduled to happen at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata- the base of the defending champions Atletico de Kolkata. The organizers now shifted the venue to Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi. The mega event is going to start at 7:15 PM Indian Standard Time. You will get to see the live streaming of the performance from several of the online platforms. In case you are planning to watch it on TV you can see it on Star Sports in India, Fox Sports 1 in Australia and FoxSoccer2Go in the USA.
The celebrities who will feature this year
This time the scale of the opening ceremony is nothing less than mega. This year two of the top rated stars are going to entertain the audiences. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are coming this time to promote their upcoming movie Tiger Zinda Hai which is going to release on December 22.
The massive popularity of the two stars is going to turn this event into a gala one, and this is a massive bonus for the audience. The announcement for the beginning of the season will be made by the chairperson of the Indian Super League- Mrs. Nita Ambani. The match between the two leading teams will start soon after the ceremony has concluded.
If you are a football and Bollywood fan, then this is one event of the year that you definitely would not want to miss. So grab your seats at the stadium or home and cheer for your team.
Kerala Blasters-ATK Kolkata Opening to be held in Kochi
Calcutta: The first match which was scheduled to be held on Kolkota was shited to Kochi international stadium. Indian Super League Soccer new news is happy for Kerala Blasters fans. The inaugural match of the fourth edition of the ISL, scheduled to be held in Kolkata, has been shifted to Kochi. The match last night between Kochi and Kerala Blasters and FC Kolkata was transferred to Kochi on November 17. The ISL officials have confirmed this.
The new change is part of the final of the ISL semifinal and final venues. The official explanation was that the inaugural tournament was shifted to Cochin after the final of the IPL final in Calcutta. Calcutta gets the final of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final Kolkata Knight Riders
With this, the venue of the competition to be held in Kochi on 9 February 2018 will also be converted to Kolkata. The inaugural match of Kochi will be shifted to Kochi.
Three National Teams has qualified for this cup.The other nations are the Palestine and the Oman soccer team.The news comes just after 2 days with the defeat of India in the FIFA u-17 Cup.India won against the Macau team for 4-1.who scored India s goals?
It indicates that Indian team will be more strong in the coming years to come.The team played well against the Macau team and scored easily.
‘ The official attendance at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium is 4,131 for the match which is pretty low.We believe in the coming years to comes India will find its position on the FIFA chart and world cup.In other news of FIFA, Pakistan National team was banned from playing the FIFA matches in years to come, which is a huge setback to the team and the fans who enjoy football in their country.The watch was available live on the Star Sports Channel.India thus qualified for Asia Cup for the first time in 6 years with a 4-1 win over Macau.
There were praises from everywhere for the team matches.Here is one from CK vineeth.