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Some of The Most Popular Football Clubs in India And The Leagues




The domestic football of India is divided into two they are ISL and I-League.  The all India Football Federation is the body which decides on all matters concerning football in India. As of now the Indian super league established in 2014 holds the first tier. Some of the teams under it are Mohan Bagan, Bengaluru FC, ATK, East Bengal FC, Goa FC, Kerala Blasters, chennaiyin FC, Hyderabad FC, Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai City FC, Northeast United FC and Odisha FC.

I-League and ISL

The I league division is the oldest League based on traditional formats. It was formed in 2007. Even though they are formed before the emergence of ISL the I-League clubs have receded to the backdrop.  They are categorised in the second and third division. Some of the I- league teams are Aizawl, Chennai City, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala, Indian arrows, NEROCA and Punjab.

The I- League is recognised by the AFC while ISL isn’t. I-League is the premier Football League in India. ISL like IPL was created for entertainment purposes. It has better players than I- league as they include players from all over the world that are brought through auctions. ISL has a semi-final and a final while in I-league the one with the most point takes the win. I -League starts in January and ISL in November. I-League is recognised by FIFA. They will never merge because of the differences that are stated above.

Popular Clubs in India

The most popular clubs are the ones which have the largest fan base. The best club based on ranking and popularity is Mohan Bagan. This club was established in 1889 and is the oldest club in India. It is one of the most respected ones as the club carries a lot of history and success with it. Bhupendra Nath Bose, lawyer and politician (President of INC in 1914) established the club. This was the first club to win the shield Trophy in 1911. They have won a lot of leagues including the I- League and other National Football leagues. Rajiv Gandhi declared it as the National Club of India in 1989.

Bengaluru FC was formed in 2013 and within a short period, they have come to achieve great heights. They won their first I-League a year after the establishment. Later they went on to win two Federation cups and the Super Cup. They are one of the highest-ranked teams in ISL. They focus on developing young talents.

Amar Tomar Kolkata (ATK) have won two titles in ISL. Like Bengaluru FC this club formed in 2014 rose to heights within a short time. The club is associated with the Spanish Club Atletico De Madrid.

East Bengal FC is one of the oldest clubs in India formed in 1920. They won the Hercules cup in the same year. From then on, the club went on to win a lot of trophies like the NFL Super Cup, IFA Shield, Durand Cup and Federation cups.

The Kerala blasters football club has a huge fan base and a lot of followers in social media. They haven’t won a title yet but are listed as one of the top five due to their popularity. It was established in 2014 by Sachin Tendulkar. They were the runner-ups of the ISL on two championships.

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Football Is A Start For Resuming Sports In India





You realize that the football season started quite frankly when a mentor is fired after two successes, a documented police objection against him for, among other things, choosing an XI player alone and a club advancing after 10 games on a small-scale competition. Mohammedan Sporting did all of the above to end seven-year retention to revisit the top level of the I-League.

On another occasion, it would have been something special about the last round of the second division. Still, this being the first game in a long time after the hard block in March for the battle against Covid-19, it was the biosafety air pocket that became the idea for the October 8-19 rivalry in Calcutta and Kalyani, almost 60 km far. Five groups examined the air pocket made at a five-star inn in Calcutta at any event 13 days before their first departure, were isolated for four days after registration, had the daily health record and were constantly tested for Covid-19 along with the inn staff, coordinate the authorities and the individuals who directed the group’s mentors.


The source said the air pocket had an ‘efficient framework’ with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) organizing instructional courses, supper timings and admittance to the exercise centre to guarantee physical separating. The AIFF had shared a 13-page Standard Operating Protocol, drawn with contributions from the Asian Football Confederation and groups that had begun before, with the groups. It was a point by point archive posting even the fine for not wearing a cover in a typical territory (lift, rooms’ back street and testing region) – ₹5000 for each infraction.

It wasn’t awesome. There were reports that a player had taken somebody from outside the air pocket into his room and a group official had ventured out of it. The minimum one can do to control the obliviousness, determination or impassivity of an individual who chooses to abuse the guidelines and endanger others and themselves.  On the last day of the second division qualifier, authorities from Cricket Association of Bengal met agents of the Indian Football Association which runs the game in West Bengal. IFA had prepared for AIFF to continue football.

Relies upon distress

Saying sport is easy prey in India since it isn’t important for India’s way of life, Sharma pushed alert in the continuing rivalry. We are in a place where it will be difficult for a complete system of individuals to be that exacting and that seriousness. There are chances that a huge mass can be gathered here much simpler than less crowded countries. I think we should make our mind that the reopening of games will be much slower here that the other less populated country.

I as a sports lover want to convey that sports in India makes people crazy. Though not played internationally India is home to some crazy football fans. As the football resumed in the country it was a good time for us as fans. And I guess slowly all other sports will resume to.

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Fascinating Facts To Know About the IPL 2020





Introduction about IPL match

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the professional cricket championship in India, which is mainly contested during the month of March or April and May every year. This game is mainly played between eight teams that mainly represent eight different cities or states in India. Some of the interesting aspects of the IPL 2020 have been discussed in this article. The IPL match is the most attractive cricket match in the world.

Top rules to know about IPL 2020

 A team can mainly acquire players through the following three ways:

  1. The annual player auction
  2. Trading the players with some other teams during the trading windows,
  3. Signing the replacements for the unavailable players

Some of the rules of  team composition are as follows:

  1. The team strength must be between 18 to 25 players, having the team consist of a maximum of 8 foreign players.
  2. The maximum limit of the salary not to exceed ₹850 million.
  3. The players from the under-19 team cannot be chosen to play in an IPL team unless they have previously played excellent.

The duration of the contract for each of the players is one year. The franchise is having the option to extend the contract by one or two years.

Top teams of the IPL 2020

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore Players List or the RCB
  2. Mumbai Indians Players List or  MI
  3. Chennai Super Kings Players List or CSK
  4. Delhi Capitals Players List or DC
  5. Kings XI Punjab Players List or the KXIP
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders Players List or KKR
  7. Rajasthan Royals Players List or RR
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad Players List or SRH

Awards of the IPL match

  1. Orange Cap: This is mainly awarded to the player who scored the top run in the IPL during a season. This is an ongoing competition having the leader wearing the cap throughout the championship until the final game. Then the next winner keeps the cap for the season.
  2. Purple Cap: This is being awarded to the person who took the maximum number of wickets. The rule is the same as the orange cap.
  3. Most Valuable Player: The award is also known as the “man of the tournament” till the 2012 season. The IPL then introduced the most valuable player rating system in the year 2013. The leader of which is mainly known as the “Most Valuable Player” at the end of the season.

Interesting facts to know about IPL 2020

  1. This is for the first time, two of the first 10 matches of IPL do have Super Over. In IPL 2020 season, Super Cap was played between the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians after the Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.
  2. Since the last 12 IPL matches no team has scored 220 targets. But in this season of 2020,  the Rajasthan Royals team has scored 224 runs against Punjab.
  3. In the IPL 2020 match, the player mainly scored two centuries in 10 matches played so far.
  4. In this 13th season of IPL matches in 2020, each of the teams is playing in a very organized way.

 IPL matches are a great way of entertainment for many.

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Superman of Cricket – Ab De Villiers Open to Future Brisbane Return





Who doesn’t recognize him?

Abraham Benjamin De Villiers, also known as Ab De Villiers, is a famous South African cricketer. Spanning a career of over 15 years, he has played numerous cricket tournaments, both international and domestic.

His first test match was against England and domestically he debuted with the team Northerns. His playing style has been appreciated by many over the years. He is often called “Superman of Cricket”, due to his wonderful cricket skills. He is also called” Mr.360” due to his awesome tactics of playing around the wicket.

Achievements throughout his Career

He has been a prolific player throughout his entire career. After a certain time, he became quite an in-demand player, both internationally and domestically. Let us list down some of his achievements –

  • He scored his first test match century back in 2005 against England. He was even declared man of the match for that.
  • He holds the title of 3rd South African cricketer to score 1000 runs. He made this record in 2005, only within his 20 innings played.
  • In 2008, he scored his first double century against India. He scored a staggering 217 runs. He won the man of the match trophy for that.
  • In 2011, he became the first South African to score double centuries in a single World Cup Tournament.
  • In 2015, he made a record of the highest number of sixes (16) in a single inning. This match was against West Indies.
  • In 2017, he scored his last ODI century, against Bangladesh. Luckily, South Africa won this match by 104 runs.
  • In 2018, he played his last ODI match against India. Unfortunately, he could only make 30 runs in that.
  • He played his final test match against Australia in 2018. Fortunately, his team won that day.
  • He debuted in Indian Premier League(IPL) back in 2008, with Deccan Chargers. However, thereafter he moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Thereafter, he has been one of the most popular players of the series.


Ab De Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in May 2018, through a video uploaded on Twitter. However, he said that he would continue playing T20 matches for a few more years. Many of his fans were utterly shocked and disappointed by his decision.

Latest Update on the Player

Recently, a very keen interest was shown for signing the player for Big Bash League(BBL) Season 10. Seeing his expertise and good cricket skills, he was thought to be a great player for the team. However, the player decided to skip the tournament for this season. The player cites many reasons for his refusal.

Firstly, with the COVID-19 situation still present, international travelling has become quite risky and tough. Apart from that, the player is expecting his third child very soon. This makes it even riskier to travel.

However, the player has definite plans of returning to Brisbane in future. According to him, he could not help the team achieve cent per cent results. That’s why he intends to return to finish his incomplete task.

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