With vociferous fans throwing their weight behind the team, Kerala were always going to be the favourites, although West Bengal are also among the title contenders.
The cricketer sponsored the flight ticket of footballer Adarsh who got shortlisted for a one-month training stint with Spanish fifth division outfit CD La Virgen del Camino.
The state league is scheduled from the first week of November and is expected to go on for close to a month.
After seven-years of hiatus, Kerala’s women football league is back to provide a professional platform for woman footballers.
Kerala will also host the final round of the 75th Santosh Trophy National Senior Football Championship and the next junior and sub-junior national football championships for boys and girls.
Sudheer and Roy are part of the 75-member strong Stadium team, who divide themselves as Brazil and Argentina sides and have been vying each other for the past 20 years.