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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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