The Indian Super League (ISL)'s fourth edition is all set to begin in Kochi from November 17. Further, the finals of the tournament will be held in Kolkata. "Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) announced hosting the Hero Indian Super League 2017-18 final in Kolkata.
As a result, the season's opening game which as per the earlier fixture list was to be played at Kolkata on Friday, November 17, will now move to Kochi," the ISL said in a statement.
The decision was taken after reviewing the grand success of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final in Kolkata that concluded recently. "ISL started its journey from Kolkata in October, 2014 with a glamorous ceremony, the city of Kolkata for the first time will play host to the Hero ISL grand finale on Saturday, March 17, 2018," it added.
Meanwhile, the reverse game between Kerala Blasters FC and ATK, earlier scheduled in Kochi, will now be played in Kolkata on February 9, 2018.