Mumbai: The eight best ball passers in this year’s Indian Super League (ISL) football, commencing on October 3, stand to gain a special cash award — DHL Winning Pass, it was announced today. “The DHL Winning Pass award per team will recognise players who contribute the highest number of assists during the tournament, by creating opportunities for their team to score goals,” it was announced at a media conference here.
DHL, who have signed with the ISL organisers as the official logistics and timing partners, will reward the eight players with a cash prize “between Rs 50,000 and 1 lakh,” said R S Subramanian, the company’s Senior VP and Country Manager. “Globally, DHL has a long history of supporting professional football leagues. We are partners with Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest football clubs, FC Bayern Munich and Copa America,” he said while announcing the partnership with ISL. ISL season 2 is set to kick off at Chennai and will conclude with the final in Goa on December 20.