Come the end of last year's I-League season, Bengaluru had negotiated their entry into the rival ISL.
Despite the back-to-back losses to Chennaiyin FC and Jamshedpur FC, the former Indian captain and once known as the most dependable batsman of modern era is optimistic of Bengaluru's changes to win the ISL.
I still actively play with my friends, who also are co-owners at various clubs in ISL.
His vision is clear and he wants Indian football to reach greater heights through the ISL.
First, the book lacks consensus among the contributors about a conceptualization or definition of ISL.
The letter, apparently written by Havelange, talks about the payments he received from ISL.
Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the EPL, said in a media release: "Having signed a mutual co-operation agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) earlier this year, we are very pleased to also enter into this partnership with the ISL.
It also said that former South America Football Confederation president and Fifa executive committee member Nicolas Leoz, who quit his posts last week, had taken "bribes" from ISL.
Bizarrely, the three Swiss judges issuing the payment demand were not hearing a case against FIFA, but were instead overseeing a fraud trial into the collapse of FIFA's former marketing partner, ISL.
They didn't disgrace themselves, and I think the gap between their league and ours is bigger than the gap between the top teams in the FBNL and the ISL.
The onus of improving the standard of Indian football cannot be put solely on ISL.
As an example, co-editor Mathew Johnson introduces the book by foregrounding his own positionality and sharing transparently about his "mixed feelings" using words such as reluctance, unease, and skepticism to describe his own personal journey and experiences working in the field of ISL.