ISL 2017 Player Draft: Retained Players List & Live Streaming Info

ISL 2017 Draft LIVE: For the Indian players to play in Indian Super League 2017 season, it has been made compulsory for all domestic players to enrol themselves for ISL player draft later this month. The draft of these domestic players is taking place today, 23 July in Mumbai and all the franchises have been duly informed about the proceedings. The draft has been made compulsory for the induction of domestic players. Below is an Indian Super League draft’s players list and where to watch ISL 2017 auction live streaming online.

ISL 2017 Player Draft LIVE


The ISL 2017 auction will start at 10 pm IST and all the teams including eight founding teams and two new clubs Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC will look to pick some of the best talents in the auction.

According to the ISL rules, only two players can be retained by each franchise. Teams would join in the drafting rounds according to the number of players that they have retained. Tata Steel is the newest franchise will be taking part in the drafting from the first round itself.

ISL 2017 Draft

Players that don’t make it to the list by the 7th of July will now be negotiating and agreeing to a price with the organisers, before entering the draft. Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh have already been retained by Bengaluru FC while Mumbai FC says that they have entered a deal with goalkeeper Amrinder Singh.

ISL 2017 Retained Players List

Here is the list of players retained by the ISL clubs ahead of the ISL 2017 draft.

Atletico de Kolkata – Debjit Majumder (Goalkeeper), Prabir Das (defender)

FC Goa – Laxmikant Kattimani (Goalkeeper), Mandar Rao Desai (Midfielder)

Kerala Blasters – Sandesh Jhingan (Defender), CK Vineeth (Forward)

Bengaluru FC – Sunil Chhetri (Forward), Udanta Singh (Forward)

NorthEast United FC – Rehenesh (Goalkeeper), Rowlin Borges (Midfielder)

Mumbai City FC – Amrinder Singh (Goalkeeper), Sehnaj Singh (Defensive Midfielder)

FC Pune – Vishal Kaith (Goalkeeper)

Chennaiyin FC – Karanjit Singh (Goalkeeper)

Delhi Dynamos – None

ISL 2017 Auction Live Streaming

There is a bad news for football fans because there will no live tv telecast of the Indian Super League players draft but you can watch ISL 2017 auction live streaming online on Hotstar app or on website.

The talk of the town is that even the top Indian players including Romeo Fernandes, Subrata Pal and Robin Singh have to put themselves in the draft pool before being selected to play in the league.

The Football Player’s Association of India (FPAI) does not approve of the ISL 2017 draft system, however, they are only liable to make recommendations, as they are not officially recognised by the AIFF. The FPAI believes that the draft system will limit the choice of the players to serve a club of their own accord.

This time around stress is given on home-grown talent and there is more focus on expanding on the homegrown pool of players. This time around AIFF has decided that the maximum number of foreign players that can play on a team is equal to 5. However, it is to be seen how this affects the playing field and the standard of play.

The 3rd season of ISL is set to roll out on 18th of November and the organisers need to gear up to make sure all this drafting and auctioning of players happen hassle free.

The ISL 2017 draft is in view with the IPL system in which domestic players have to put themselves in the pool before being sold. This prevents player drain and also misuse by the franchise owners. It is all set to bring more clarity to the footballing world.

Expecting Date for ISL 2017 Draft & Auction

Auction date 23 July 2017
Location Mumbai
Time  8 AM IST
Teams 10


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