ISL: A glance at Team sponsors this season
A host of changes amid Pandemic has been witnessed by the teams.
COVID-19 pandemic has hit the market all across the globe and the football market is no exception. Almost every single club across the world has witnessed losses due to the ongoing pandemic as the revenues earned by the clubs and the leagues have taken a dip, and clubs had to resort to making various changes to cope with the situation.
Indian Super League (ISL) clubs have also brought a host of changes to help their cause, and have ensured that despite missing out on a pool of revenue earned from fans and probable sponsors, they bring quality foreigners this season.
This is especially illustrated by the great A-League exodus that took place to the ISL this season. Hit by the financial crisis due to the ongoing pandemic, A-League decided to lower the salary cap, which forced the players to look for leagues with better pay and the Indian Super League provided them exactly that.
The following are the kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors for the clubs this season.
1. ATK Mohun Bagan: With the merger of the three-time champions and Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, the latter who had Shiv Naresh as kit manufacturer earlier, will now have Nivia, an Indian company, the kit manufacturer of ATK this season as the new manufacturer. Meanwhile SBOTOP, an online betting site will be the shirt sponsors this season for the club.
3. Chennaiyin FC: The Chennai-based outfit will have Performax as their kit manufacturer, which is yet another Indian company. Apollo tires will be the shirt sponsor this season as well, continuing to be the sponsor since 2017.
4. East Bengal: The second new entrants in the league, the Red and Golds will have Shree Cement, their investors as shirt sponsor, and TYKA as a kit manufacturer from this season. This is yet another Indian company.
5. Kerala Blasters: Another Indian company, Reyaur Sports will be the kit manufacturer of the club, and BYJU'S, the famous educational online firm, who are also the Indian National cricket team shirt sponsor, as their sponsor this season.
6. FC Goa: The Gaurs will have Six 5 Six, again an Indian company as the kit manufacturer and Kingfisher as shirt sponsor.
7. Hyderabad FC: The club has roped in T10 Sports as the kit manufacturer, while the shirt sponsor has not been announced yet.
8. Jamshedpur FC: Owners of the club, Tata Steel will continue to be the shirt sponsor, and Nivia will be the kit manufacturer.
9. Mumbai City FC: With the new owners, the City Football Group, the club has seen the return of Puma as their kit manufacturer, and Etihad Airways will be the shirt sponsor, as Manchester City FC and all other franchises owned by them in other parts of the world.
10.NorthEast United FC: Performax will be the kit manufacturer for the Highlanders, while Federal Bank will be the shirt sponsor.
11. Odisha FC: T10 Sports will be the kit manufacturer, while the Government of Odisha will be the shirt sponsor.