Indian Super League ISL 2017: New teams need to bring in the celeb factor Last updated 2 years ago 04:27 9/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Anselm Noronha/Goal Indian Super League Two new teams have come on board for the upcoming edition of the ISL and they are expected to rope in a celebrity in line with the rest of the league… The Indian Super League (ISL) has expanded to 10 teams for the 2017-18 season with two steel conglomerates in Tata and JSW joining the fold.Jamshedpur FC, who have only just been formed, alongside Bengaluru FC, who have enjoyed considerable success in their four years in the I-League, are the two new franchises to feature in the ISL, which has now been recognized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).It must be noted however, that when the ISL announced the names of the eight ‘league partners’ back in 2014, almost every team except Delhi and Bangalore had a celebrity on board. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Every franchise has to pen a participation agreement, as is the standard procedure globally. It is reliably learnt that one of the clauses for ISL teams is to have a celebrity owner/endorser on board with the idea being to grab as many eyeballs in order to further popularize the sport.According to sources close to Goal, Jamshedpur FC are in talks with Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan.Meanwhile, Delhi Dynamos who haven’t had a celebrity endorser for the last two seasons are in advanced talks at least with a couple of Bollywood personalities.
Cabinet has approved the appointment of the following persons to the Board of Petrojam.The new Board would be:Mr. Paul Hoo, Former Chairman of Supreme Ventures LimitedMs. Rosie Pilner, Former Vice President, Scotia BankMr. Wayne Powell, Former Vice President, Scotia BankCabinet last night discussed the issues regarding Petrojam that are of concern in the public domain.The Cabinet has directed the Cabinet Secretary to task the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology to prepare a report on the operations of Petrojam with specific attention to various allegations in the public domain.The report is to be ready for the next meeting of Cabinet where it is expected that the Permanent Secretary and the senior management team of Petrojam will attend and present the report.