ATK proposes removal of salary cap on ISL teams


Taking the street much less travelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three-time champions ATK have approached the Indian Super League (ISL) with a daring proposal to take away the salary cap of Rs 16.five crore in step with staff/in step with season.

Football Sports Development Ltd., which organises the rustic’s best soccer league, won the advice all over a gathering with the 10 competing golf equipment a few month again when it had requested for comments referring to overseas gamers’ participation within the 2020-21 season and long term editions.

Salary cap is the utmost general expenditure that may be incurred by way of a membership for the inclusion of a participant within the squad and it contains annual salary, bonuses, and signing-on price.

Mumbai City FC, now sponsored by way of English Premier League giants Manchester City’s City Group, also are of the similar opinion and feature supported ATK’s proposal, well-placed assets within the Indian soccer fraternity stated.

“This was proposed during FSDL’s meeting with the clubs a month ago and removal of price cap is a suggestion the ISL will be studying. It is too early for ISL to adopt no salary cap but this can be done in the near future,” a supply just about the ISL instructed PTI.

“Not only that, ATK also had support from Mumbai City FC, which is backed by the same group as Manchester City,” the supply added.

It is known that the profitable ISL is gung-ho in regards to the proposal because it signifies that there are takers for Indian soccer wiling to loosen their handbag strings.

“It shows that Indian football is on the right track and people are ready to invest in it,” an insider conscious of the tendencies added.

Mumbai City FC are prepared to pay Rs 1.6 crore switch price for FC Goa megastar Hugo Boumous prior to the impending season comes calling.

The French-Moroccan attacking midfielder used to be one of the most efficient gamers within the pageant final season and scored 11 objectives and assisted 10.

When contacted, the Kolkata-based staff, rechristened ATK-Mohun Bagan after the tie-up with the enduring 131-year-old membership, used to be no longer impending.

While leader government officer Raghu Iyer known as it flawed, some other legit of the franchise stated they’re going to “abide by the ISL rules and regulations as part of the league”.

The ATK franchise is collectively owned by way of industrialists Sanjiv Goenka, Harshavardhan Neotia, Utsav Parekh, former India cricket staff captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) non-public Ltd.

Actor Ranbir Kapoor and Bimal Parekh co-own the Mumbai franchise.

The 6th season of the league noticed a discount within the salary cap for golf equipment from Rs 17.five crore to Rs 16.five crore. ATK is by way of a ways essentially the most a hit membership within the ISL, having received the identify a document 3 times, in 2014, 2016 and 2020.

As in step with mentioned coverage, FSDL “reserves the right to add, modify, amend, cancel, limit, vary or change, either wholly, or in part, at any point in time, these terms, without prior notice”.



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