KOLKATA: West Bengal government will felicitate Atletico De Kolkata (ATK) team for winning the first edition of Indian Super League football, state chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
"We will felicitate ATK team members on Wednesday at the Netaji Indoor Stadium," Banerjee told reporters after the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side showcased the cup at her office today.
Banerjee said it was a proud moment for Kolkata, saying "It is a big thing which has happened". She congratulated all the participating teams and the organisers IMG-Reliance.
Banerjee said the cup would be dedicated to the people of the city. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel will be present during the felicitation programme. ATK defeated Kerala Blusters, co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar, by a solitary goal to lift the cup on Saturday.
West Bengal government had also felicitated IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders when the team clinched the title.