ISL Draft: As it happened

Delhi Dynamos (DD) FC and debutant  Jamshedpur FC, will make the first moves during Sunday’s Indian Super League Indians draft.

The Indian Super League (ISL) trophy at the player draft in Mumbai on Sunday.   -  Twitter/ISL

Delhi Dynamos (DD) FC and debutant  Jamshedpur FC, will make the first moves during Sunday’s Indian Super League Indians draft. The latter, owned by Tata Steel and managed by Steve Coppell, have no players on contract and expectedly will build a team from scratch from the time the 15-round draft gets underway. Eight more franchises are in the fray, including Bengaluru FC moving from I-League to the city-based league.

Miguel Angel Portugal, who took over the reigns at DD from Gianluca Zambrotta, has opted to start on a clean slate. The franchise did not exercise the option to existing franchises granted by organizers to retain two Indians from last season’s squad, nor two U-21 players.

 

As the result of this surprise move, names like sensational Kean Lewis, Milan Singh, Souvik Chakraborthy, Anas Edathodika go into the draft pool to be picked up by rival franchises.

 

Bengaluru FC has entered the ISL bandwagon.   -  ISL/ Twitter

 

LIVE UPDATES

15:11 PM: And, that's all folks! The final round is over. Kerala Blasters picks Ajith Sivan. Jamshedpur FC's final pick is Siddharth Singh. Bipin Singh joins ATK. Simranjeet Singh is Delhi Dynamos' final pick. Bengaluru FC picks Calvin Abhishek.

14: 35 PM: Round 13 is over! Kunzang Bhutia moves to ATK. Delhi Dynamos has picked goalkeeper Arnab Das Sharma and Munmun Lugun; Bengaluru FC picks Joyner Lourenco and defender Collin Abranches.

# IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH. The franchises will come rejuvenated in the post-lunch season.

13: 06 PM: Mohammed Ali goes to FC Goa. Kamaljit Singh will be in FC Pune City this season, while Keenan Almeida will move to Chennaiyin FC.

13: 02 PM: Sukhadev Patil grabbed up by Delhi. Bengaluru to get Thongkhosiem Haokip, while Mumbai City FC get Zakeer Mundampara. Bengaluru FC's Gursimrat Singh Gill gets in.

13: 00 PM: Lalthlakima picked by Kerala Blasters. Sanjiban Ghosh will play for Jamshedpur FC Rupert Nongrum is now with ATK. Sairuatkima is picked by Jamshedpur FC. THIS IS BIG: Robin Singh goes to ATK. Sanju Pradhan will head to Mumbai. David Ngaihte goes to Delhi Dynamos. FC Goa picks up Naveen Kumar. Ravi Kumar too will be in Guwahati. In round 9, Pawan Kumar is picked by Chennaiyin FC after an elongated confusion. FC Pune City gets in Wayne Vaz.

12: 37 PM: Youngster Hitesh Sharma goes to ATK, while Shouvik Ghosh will feature for Jamshedpur FC. Youngster Harpreet Singh goes to FC Pune City. Pratesh Shirodkar will be called back by FC Goa. Reagan Singh returns to NorthEast United FC. Mumbai City FC gets Aiborlang Khongjee back as Round 8 ends.

12: 36 PM: Bengaluru FC brings back Lenny Rodrigues. Romeo Fernandes is picked by the Delhi Dynamos.

12: 35 PM: In the seventh round, Mumbai City picks Sahil Tavora. Seminlen Doungel goes to NEUFC. Seriton Fernandes and Isaac Vanmalsawma head to FC Goa and FC Pune City respectively. Kerala Blasters get its goalkeeper in Subhasish Roy Chowdhury. Youngster Jerry Mawihmingthanga heads to Jamshedpur FC. Veteran Anwar Ali will play for ATK. Germanpreet Singh goes back to Chennaiyin FC. Lastly, Vinit Rai goes to Delhi Dynamos and Alwyn George rejoins Bengaluru FC.

12: 30 PM: So, Round 6 comes to a close with Abinash Ruidas heading to Mumbai City FC. Robert Lalthlamuana goes to NEUFC and Brandon Fernandes heads to FC Goa. ATK pick up Ashley Westwood’s former wards Shankar Shampingiraj, Delhi Dynamos pick up Mumbai FC's Pratik Chowdhury. Bengaluru FC strikes deal with former Mohun Bagan defender Subhasish Bose.

12: 20 PM: . ATK gets Keegan Pereira for Rs 28 lakh.

12: 10 PM: ATK gets Keegan Pereira for Rs 28 lakh. Delhi Dynamos ropes in Seityasen Singh for Rs 50 lakh. Bengaluru FC brings back Harmanjot Singh Khabra for Rs 53 lakh. Mumbai City FC gets Raju Eknath Gaikwad for Rs 47 lakhs, while FC Goa picks Chinglensana Singh Konsham for Rs 19 lakh. NEUFC goes for Lalrindika Ralte for Rs 50 lakh.

11: 11 AM: Chennaiyin FC brings back Thoi Singh for Rs 57 lakh. It's time for a short break!

11: 08 AM: FC Pune City gets Lalchhuanmawia Fanai for Rs 45 lakh. FC Goa goes for Pronay Halder for Rs 58 lakh. NorthEast United FC takes back Nirmal Chettri for Rs 35 lakh. Mumbai City FC goes for Arindam Bhattacharya for Rs 64 lakh, and also Rs 9 lakh as transfer fees to FC Pune City. Bengaluru FC gets Rahul Bheke for Rs 43 lakh.

11: 01 AM: Delhi Dynamos goes for Lalhmangaisangha Ralte for Rs 27 lakh.

11: 00 AM: ATK now goes for Jayesh Rane for Rs 49 lakh.

10: 58 AM: Jamshedpur FC selects Souvik Chakraborti for Rs 45 lakh.

10: 55 AM: Kerala Blasters goes for Lalruatthara for Rs 25 akh.

10: 53 AM: In fourth round, Kerala Blasters picks local favourite Rino Anto for Rs 63 lakh.

10: 52 AM: Jamshedpur FC settles for experienced Mehtab Hossain. Shells out Rs 50 lakh.

10: 49 AM: ATK chooses Eugeneson Lyngdoh for Rs 1.1 crore. Kerala Blasters wants to Trade. No deal. Lyngdoh to play for ATK.

10: 48 AM: Dynamos selects Lallianzuala Chhangte for Rs 15 lakh.

10: 44 AM: Lalthuammawia Ralte is Bengaluru FC's first pick. He goes for Rs 37 lakhs. FC Pune City has initiated Instant Trade. No deal!

10: 44 AM: Mumbai City FC selects Balwant Singh for Rs 65 lakhs.

10: 43 AM: NorthEast United FC picks Halicharan Narzary for Rs 45 Lakhs.

10: 41 AM: FC Goa brings in Naryan Das for Rs 58 Lakhs.

10: 38 AM: In third round, FC Pune City selects Kean Lewis for Rs 40 Lakhs. ATK has chosen for Instant Trade. Negotiations begin for Kean Lewis and it ends with a no deal.

10: 37 AM: FC Pune City gets  Adil Khan for Rs 32 Lakhs.

10: 36 AM: Delhi Dynamos pick up Pritam Kotal for Rs 75 Lakhs.

10: 35 AM: In Round 2, Jamshedpur FC goes for Subrata Paul at Rs 87 Lakhs.

10: 34 AM: Delhi Dynamos chooses Albino Gomes for Rs 50 Lakh.

10: 31 AM: Jamshedpur FC picks Anas Edathodika for Rs 1.1 crore.

10: 30AM: The action is about to begin...

9: 59 AM: Each club will have a total salary cap of Rs 18 crore, of which 12.5 crore is reserved for foreigners. Sides can have maximum 25 players, and maximum 18 Indian players. In today's draft, each club is to have at least 15 players roped in.

9: 45 AM: New entrants Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC will be hoping to cash in on the talents.

9: 38 AM: The final strategies are being discussed. The big names of the sport have gathered in Mumbai. Let the action begin...

9: 25 AM: Delhi Dynamos (DD) FC and debutant  Jamshedpur FC, will make the first moves during Sunday’s Indian Super League Indians draft.

9: 20 AM: The player draft is about to get underway in Mumbai. It is going to be an interesting Sunday, with the new teams looking to get the house in order. Who will go where? The next few hours will tell you...

 

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