The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed that the 2021-22 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) will begin on November 19 and will be held in Goa. The AIFF general secretary, Kushal Das said in an interview with Sportstar that ISL 2021-22 will be played behind closed doors, following the COVID-19 protocols in place.
The last ISL season too was played in Goa with all matches being played at three venues — Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, and the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco. “We will once again use the same venues as last season,” Kushal Das said.
Last season, the Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), organizers of the Indian Super League (ISL), successfully hosted a competition in the mid of the pandemic with all 11 participating teams stayed in the bio-bubble at their respective hotels for five months.
The AIFF general secretary also confirmed that the domestic competition Super Cup will once again not be played. As it was making difficulties for the organizers in the current situation. “The Super Cup can’t be held before in view of the current situation,” Das said.
In the last edition, Mumbai City FC beats ATK Mohun Bagan in final to claim the prestigious Indian Super League (ISL) trophy at the Fatorda Stadium.