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Sun TV pulls out of the Indian Super League

MUMBAI: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group’s Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament.

The event will take place from 12 October – 20 December.

In a joint statement Sun Group, IMG Reliance and Star India said, “Sun Group arrived at the decision after internal deliberation and discussion, and wish to thank the Indian Super League management for all its support. IMG-Reliance and Star India wish to assure that all the 14 Indian players drafted earlier for Bangalore franchise will have their representation in Hero ISL”.

ISL’s holding company Football Sports Development CEO Anupam Dutta said, “The eighth team in the ISL would be Team Chennai represented today by Prashant Agarwal of Play on Skills which has a technical collaboration with Inter Milan in India. The owners of the Chennai franchise would be announced later.”

The other seven franchises remain the same.