The league will be played on Saturdays and Sundays, lasting 8-10 weeks with 8-10 teams.
During the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Sunil Chhetri had surpassed Lionel Messi in the number of goals scored in international football.
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Sunil Chhetri has extended his contract with Bengaluru FC for another two years and will be with the ISL side till 2023.
Shedding more light on the hotly discussed subject, Gouramangi feels Sunil still has a lot to contribute.
He helped the club win a number of titles, including two Federation Cup in 2015 and 2017, Indian Super League in 2018-19 season and Super Cup 2018.
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India ended their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign with four draws, three losses, and one win from their eight matches while scoring six goals and conceding seven.
A Chhetri-inspired India ended their winless run in international football when the captain struck a brace against Bangladesh in their previous outing.
The 36-year-old Chhetri has more than once brushed aside any comparison with Messi whom he has overtaken to be the second-highest international goal-scorer among active players.
While the cult around Sunil Chhetri grows, the veteran continues to remain grounded and focused on the task at hand.
India coach Igor Stimac, on Tuesday, lavished praise on Chhetri saying that he trains and plays like a 25-year-old.
The national team continues to be over-reliant on him and the question of who will be his successor remains unanswered.
The 36-year-old Chhetri scored a second-half brace against Bangladesh to hand India their first win in the joint preliminary qualifying round match on Monday night.
Chhetri added another feather to his illustrious cap as he overtook Messi to become the second-highest active international goalscorer on Monday.
India defeated Bangladesh 2-0 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at Al Sadd Club in Doha. The 36-year-old Chhetri scored a brace in the second half of the match to hand India a thrilling win.
Chhetri leads Barcelona star Messi by two goals and sits a place above Ali Mabkhout of the UAE, who is third on the list with 73 strikes to his name.