ISL 2017/18 Player Draft, as it happened: Eugenson Lyngdoh, Robin Singh go to ATK, Subrata Pal joins Jamshedpur

ISL 2017/18 Player Draft, as it happened: Eugenson Lyngdoh, Robin Singh go to ATK, Subrata Pal joins Jamshedpur

Indian Super League season 2017-18 Player Draft scheduled to be held on Sunday, 23 July in Mumbai will feature ten clubs, including the new two entrants - Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC - who will vie for the finest footballers from a strong army of 200 plus Indian players.

Hero ISL regulations allow Clubs to have a minimum of 15 and maximum of 18 Indian players in the squad, including two U21 development players mandatorily. The Clubs were allowed to retain a maximum of two senior players from their 2016 squad, in addition to retaining upto three U21 players to fill up the development player quota.

Representational Image. Twitter/@IndSuperLeague

Representational Image. Twitter/@IndSuperLeague

Eight of the nine teams have made the most of the retention regulation for the season by signing 22 Domestic Players in a bid to create the core of their squad, while Delhi Dynamos have opted to begin on a fresh note for the upcoming season.

As the new team in ISL, Jamshedpur FC will get the first pick in both 1st and 2nd rounds of the Player Draft, while Delhi Dynamos FC will be the second club to exercise their right in the opening round. FC Pune City who have retained only 1 senior player will join the above two in the second round. The rest of the six clubs, except Chennaiyin FC will join the Player Draft from the 3rd round.

Chennaiyin FC will be the only club to join the Player Draft from 4th Round. The 2015 champions have retained promising youngster Jerry Lalrinzuala – a capped Indian player falling under U21 category, in addition to their two senior players retention and hence will have to miss the first three rounds.

ISL 2017-18 Player Draft will witness a total 15 rounds. The sequence for selection of Player Draft rounds for each club will be determined by a draw of lots on Saturday evening.

The Instant Trading Card, first successfully introduced during ISL 2015 Player Draft, allows teams a second chance to trade an already picked player. From the third round onwards, any Club may, within 15 seconds of another Club announcing its Draft pick, press the buzzer to activate the “Instant Trade” process. Representatives of the clubs will then head to the Instant Trading Table to propose, negotiate and close the deal within a stipulated time.

ATK

Sr 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), Anirudh Thapa

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: Ashique Kuruniyan

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

Entry in Draft Round : 2

Kerala Blasters FC

Sr. Retained: CK Vineeth, Sandesh Jhingan

U21 Retained: Prashanth Karuthadathkuni

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


Published Date: Jul 23, 2017 09:57 am | Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 04:17 pm


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