Pinky Roy XI stunned much-touted Kolkata franchise of Indian Super League Atletico de Kolkata 3-1 in an exhibition match held to raise awareness against cancer at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
Indian Super League Kolkata franchise, Atletico de Kolkata today unveiled UEFA Champions League winner Spaniard Luis Garcia as their marquee player in the first such announcement of the much-anticipated tournament here today.
The Kolkata franchise of the much-anticipated Indian Super League was today christened Atletico de Kolkata, taking a cue from their Spanish co-owners and UEFA Champions League finalist Atletico de Madrid.
A six-member Atletico Madrid delegation, which is here to unveil the ISL Kolkata franchise`s name and inspect the facilities, appeared `visibly happy` after doing a recce of the two stadia in Saltlake and Barasat in the outskirts.
A day after bagging the rights of ISL`s Kolkata franchise with Spanish side Atletico Madrid as one of the partners, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Monday hoped the other franchises would also try to rope in leading international clubs to better Indian soccer.
Indian football entered the glamour world as some of the country`s top celebrities -- from cricketers to Bollywood actors and businessmen -- Sunday bought the franchise rights for the eight-team inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) that will be held during September-November.
Leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid and former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among the owners of eight franchises of a new Indian Soccer League set to kick off later this year, organisers said on Sunday.
Disappointed at being ignored by by city franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the IPL players auctions, middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary is eyeing to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team through impressive performances in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.