Jamshedpur FC, Delhi Dynamos to get preference in ISL player draft

More than 200 players are to be picked by 10 teams for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.

Delhi Dynamos, under Miguel Angel Portugal (in picture) will start with a completely new team next season.   -  AFP

10 teams will choose players for their squad from a pool of more than 200 players for the next season of the Indian Super League, in the player draft scheduled for Sunday. Two new teams are included for participation in the league next season onwards, and one of them - Jamshedpur FC - will get first preference in picking its squad when the draft, consisting of 15 rounds, gets underway in a phased manner.

The other debutant - Bengaluru FC - will enter the draft only in the third round alongside five other teams since it has a number of players - including Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh - retained from its I-League team.

The ISL clubs were allowed to retain a maximum of two senior players and three U-21 players from last season. Eight teams have retained a few players, while Delhi Dynamos has chosen to pick a completely new side for next season. Hence, Dynamos will be given second preference to pick from the pool of players in the player draft.

Chennayin FC, the 2015 champion, will be allowed to enter the draft only in the fourth round. The team has retained a capped Indian player in Jerry Lalrinzuala, who falls in the U-21 category, besides two other senior players.

The draft will also have the facility of the “Instant Trading Card,” via which a team can choose to obtain a player after he has been picked by another team. The team interested in a picked player will have to use this facility within 15 seconds after the player is picked, after which negotiations would take place.

Atletico de Kolkata

Seniors Retained: Debjit Majumdar, Prabir Das

U21 Retained: None

No of players to be selected: Min 13 including two U21.

Entry in Draft Round : 3

Bengaluru FC

Sr Retained : Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh

U21 Retained :Nishu Kumar, Malsawmzuala

No of players to be selected :Min 13

Entry in Draft Round : 3

Chennaiyin FC

Sr. Retained: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Karanjit Singh

U21 Retained: Jerry Lalrinzuala (capped), AnirudhThapa

No of players to be selected: Min 12

Entry in Draft Round: 4

Delhi Dynamos FC

Sr. Retained: None

U21 Retained: None

No of players to be selected: Min 15 including two U21

Entry in Draft Round: 1

FC Goa

Sr. Retained: Laxmikant Kattimani, Mandar Rao Dessai

U21 Retained: None

No of players to be selected :Min 13 including two U21

Entry in Draft Round : 3

FC Pune City

Sr. Retained: Vishal Kaith

U21 Retained: AshiqueKuruniyan

No of players to be selected : Min 14 including one U21

Entry in Draft Round : 2

Kerala Blasters FC

Sr. Retained: CK Vineeth,SandeshJhingan

U21 Retained: PrashanthKaruthadathkuni

No of players to be selected :Min 13 including one U21

Entry in Draft Round : 3

Mumbai City FC

Sr. Retained: Amrinder Singh,Sehnaj Singh

U21 Retained: Rakesh Oram

No of players to be selected :Min 13 including one U21

Entry in Draft Round : 3

North East United FC

Sr. Retained: Rowllin Borges,TP Rehenesh

U21 Retained: None

No of players to be selected :Min 13 including two U21

Entry in Draft Round : 3

Jamshedpur FC

Sr. Retained: None

U21 Retained: None

No of players to be selected :Min 15 including two U21

Entry in Draft Round: 1

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