New Delhi: The seventh season of Indian Super League (ISL) is set to be held behind closed doors from November to March. This was discussed during a meeting between the ISL organisers Football Sports Development Ltd. (FSDL) and club 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 report stated.
The plan is to host in one or two states across multiple venues.
Both Goa and Kerala are better placed than many other states at the moment as far as the COVID-19 situation is concerned.
Before going ahead with finalising the states and venues, they will look into the medical aspects, logistical aspects so as to create a conducive and healthy environment for everyone involved.”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 virtual ISL workshop will be conducted and the clubs will be “presented with all the details, rules and regulations” regarding the event.
In the northeastern region, Aizawl, Imphal, Shillong, Guwahati and Gangtok were discussed as probable venues while Kolkata was also part of the discussion.