The Indian Super League is set to come back for the seventh season in 2020 (Photo: Twitter @IndSuperLeague)

Football in our country has been on the rise in the past decade. With our national team still trying to make a mark on the world stage FIFA events, things may seem dull. However, that is not entirely true. Many younger players from all across the country are coming to the main circuits to present their talents. This tally includes both men and women.

Such talented and fine players take part in the Indian Super League (ISL), a professional football league in India. Originated in 2013, it has now become a budding platform for young and upcoming talent. Foreign players also take part in this league. There is so much more exposure and pressure than that in domestic level tournaments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is constant pressure on the organizers about how the league will take place this year. 

ISL 2020 sees a possible timeline this year

The seventh Indian Super League is set to be held behind closed doors from November to March. It is likely to be restricted to two states because of the COVID-19 pandemic with Goa and Kerala emerging as frontrunners.

This was discussed during a meeting between the ISL organizers Football Sports Development Ltd. (FSDL) and club representatives on Monday.

“The league will be held behind closed doors for sure and the dates are from November to March. Kerala, Goa, West Bengal, and Northeast were discussed as the likely states but Goa and Kerala can be said as the frontrunners at this point of time,” according to sources. 

“Everything has been and will be further discussed internally and ISL will work with the state governments and the central governments,” the source states.

“Before going ahead with finalizing the states and venues, they will look into the medical aspects, logistical aspects to create a conducive and healthy environment for everyone involved.”

Both Goa and Kerala are better placed than many other states at the moment as far as the COVID-19 situation is concerned. This makes it “favorable” for the organizers to host the league there. Only time will tell how things pan out for the football league.