Guwahati and Imphal will play host to this 12 months’s Durand Cup together with Kolkata, which can start from August 16.
The organising committee of the Durand Cup on July 16 introduced that the soccer match will enter Assam and Manipur for the primary time with its 131st version.
The Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata will host the ultimate on September 18.
The Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and Imphal’s Khuman Lampak stadium would be the latest match hosts alongside the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata and the Naihati Stadium in North 24-Paraganas district of West Bengal.
This 12 months, the variety of collaborating groups have elevated from 16 to twenty.
The VYBK will play host to 10 video games, together with the opening derby between ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, in addition to all seven knockout video games.
Guwahati and Imphal will host one of many 4 teams and a complete of 10 video games every.
Lt Gen KK Repswal, who can also be the chairman of the match organising committee, stated: “We had expressed final 12 months that we needed to develop the attain of the Durand Cup and we’re extraordinarily blissful that we’ve been capable of obtain the identical this 12 months. It might not have been potential with out the enthusiastic and proactive assist of the three state governments.”
“Moreover the brand new host cities and venues, the 131st Durand Cup will see many different firsts together with participation from all ISL groups, a workforce from Rajasthan and likewise for the very first time a four-city trophy tour to rev up assist for the match and have interaction extra followers,” he concluded.
This version can even see the return of spectators for the complete size of the match for the primary time submit the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Durand Cup is the oldest current membership soccer match in Asia and third oldest on this planet.