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How the Indian Super League has effectively taken over Indian football

Five years after the Indian Super League was established, so has its effective preeminence in Indian football

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For now, the ISL will continue to be a closed league

Welcome to the new age then: the deadlock’s been broken, a solution seems in sight and the saga that is Indian football — despite the indescribable sordidness of the draw against Bangladesh earlier this week — seems headed for a happy ending. Except, there looks to be only one winner. So, the new age is much like the old, with those at the helm of affairs in a position to perhaps wield more power than ever before. There was never going to be an easy fix to the mess that Indian football has become in recent years. The very idea of two leagues — one all glitter ...