Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League promises to revolutionise the country’s football scene like never before but the AIFF maintained that its poorer and older cousin, I-League, continues to be the mainstay of the sport.
“There’s a lot of excitement as we embark on a new adventure. This is the first tournament of this nature approved by FIFA (world governing body of football) anywhere in the world. I-League is there and will continue to be the mainstay of Indian football but this (ISL) is a unique product,” said AIFF president Praful Patel at the logo launch. “We are pleased to get into the partnership with IMG Reliance and Star to bring up Indian football. We are all looking forward to the exciting journey ahead,” Patel added. —PTI