Mumbai: Two former cricket captains, Bollywood stars and some of the top Indian businessmen Sunday bagged the franchise rights for the eight-city inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament that will be played during September-November. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kochi, Pune and Goa are the eight cities which were sold by ISL's promoters IMG-Reliance. The league, which has the blessings of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), will see some of the semi-retired international stars playing alongside Indian footballers. The following is the list of successful bidders for ISL franchises. Bangalore: Sun Group: Chennai-based Sun Group is an Indian conglomerate. Sun Group's Sun TV Network is one of the largest media networks in India. The group is also present in the aviation business with SpiceJet and also owns IPL cricket team Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi: DEN Network: Led by chairman and managing director Sameer Manchanda, DEN is India's largest cable TV distribution company serving 13 million homes in over 200 cities. Based in Delhi, DEN is a frontrunner of digitisation of Indian cable TV. Goa: A congolomerate involving Videcon Group, Dattarao Salgaocar and Dempo. Dattaraj Salgaocar: His company has diverse interests in Mining, Hospitality, and Shipping. It exports over 4 million tonnes of Iron Ore every year. The company also runs the Goa Marriott and Hotel La Plaz Gardens in Goa. He is also the brother-in-law of Reliance boss Mukesh Ambani. Dempo: Dempo Mining Corporation Limited is a prominent mining company from Goa. Shrinivas Dempo is the chairman of Dempo Group. They are also the owners of highly successful I-League side Dempo Sports Club. Videocon Group: The group is a $5 billion global conglomerate with a diversified set of products ranging from handsets, D2H, Electronic Appliance etc. The group has 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in Mainland China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. Guwahati: Jointly owned by I-League side Shillong Lajong and Bollwyood actor-producer John Abraham. John Abraham: John Abraham is an established Bollywood actor, producer and former model. Known for his obsession for football, bikes and fitness, John is an avid follower of football and sports in general. He has bought a stake in Delhi team of Hockey India League (HIL). Shillong Lajong: Shillong Lajong is an I-league team based in Shillong. It was established in the year 1983. It was promoted to the 1st division of the I-League in the 2009-10 season. Kochi Th Kochi franchise has been bagged by India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar an PVP Ventures. PVP: It is is one of the largest investors of the country in media and entertainment industry and is listed on the BSE and the NSE. Prasad V Potluri, the known serial entrepreneur in the global outsourcing services space is the chairman and managing director of PVP Ventures. PVP also owns IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderbad.
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