Super League Kerala 2024 will start in September, six teams will compete for the title

Kochi: The six teams for the inaugural Kerala Super League (KSL), scheduled to begin in September later this year, were announced at a grand event in Kochi on Friday evening. Teams from Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannur will participate on a home-and-away basis, with the winner being selected through the knockout rounds. During the event, KSL CEO Mathew Joseph said, “The league has carefully chosen the stadiums and venues to ensure appropriate spread of access for football fans. These venues will meet international standards and promise a unique experience for fans. ” The Thiruvananthapuram franchise will play at the JNI Stadium along with the Kochi franchise, while the Kannur and Kozhikode teams will use the EMS Corporation Stadium. Malappuram and Thrissur will play their home matches in Manjeri. “We are also examining the possibilities of hosting the home matches of the Thiruvananthapuram franchise at the Chandrasekaran Nair Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. But again, the stadium comes under the administration of Kerala Police, and we are not sure whether we will get the stadium or not On our match days. Also, the Corporation Stadium in Thrissur is in the plan to host the matches of the local franchises, but nothing has been decided,” Joseph said. The league is planned to start in September this year and will run for 45-60 days. Players for this tournament will be selected from the KSL draft which will include Kerala and non-Kerala footballers as well as international players. Kerala Football Association said, “The KSL will be held during the first half of the ISL and I-League, but we will design it in such a way that the matches will not clash with the games of both Kerala Blasters and Gokulam Kerala FC.” (KFA) President Nawas Meeran.

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