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The Ambanis, ISL and the future of Indian football


Nita Ambani (right), Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited that operates Indian Super League (ISL), Praful Patel, All India Football Federation President, and Abhishek Bachchan (left), co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, with the trophy Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka. | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

A storm could be brewing in India's top-flight football, a glamorous and acrimonious world that encompasses Asia's richest man, the cream of Bollywood and a self-styled former gangster.

Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire tycoon who commands the Reliance Industries corporate empire that owns the Indian Super League, is facing pushback to his family's dominance from ...


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