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Bids invited to own teams in Indian Super League

MUMBAI: IMG Reliance, Star India and All India Football Federation (AIFF), the three organisers of the Indian Super League, have invited bids from interested parties to own a team.

The bid document can be collected on payment of Rs 500,000 in favour of Football Sports Development Private Ltd.

There will be eight franchises and bids can be submitted in respect of nine cities—Goa, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru and Guwahati.

The first edition of the soccer tourney will be staged between September and November. As reported earlier by, Shah Rukh Khan had expressed interest in owning a franchise for Kolkata.

The bid document specifies eligibility criteria and other requirements for prospective bidders. Details of the format and structure of the league are contained in the bid document. Bid documents have to be submitted on 24–25 March.

Originally supposed to have kicked off in January, the league was later postponed by IMG Reliance and Star India.