The inaugural season of Delhi Premier League (DPL) is set to kick-off at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. A total of 11 teams will compete against each other in a double round-robin format, with each team playing 20 games in the season.
With a prize money of Rs 7 lakh, the first edition of DPL will witness a total of 110 matches to be played for over two months. The new club Vatika FC have joined the league through a bidding process and will feature in the opening match against the Football Delhi Senior Division 2021-22 runners-up Hindustan FC on July 15.
Football Delhi President Shaji Prabhakaran said, “Football Delhi in its endeavor to improve the competitive structure of football in Delhi is launching the Premier League and we increasing the number of matches for each team from 10 to 20 in the top tier league is testimony to our resolve to provide better competitive environment for players in our system.”
“Clubs participating in the Delhi Premier League will be playing a vital role in taking Delhi’s football forward and more of our clubs from Delhi will be seen competing in the top leagues of India in the coming seasons,” he added.
When will Delhi Premier League take place?
The inaugural edition of the Delhi Premier League will start from July 15 and will be played over a duration of more than two months.
What will be the venues for Delhi Premier League?
The Delhi-based football league is set to be played at two venues – Ambedkar Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
How many teams will be competing in Delhi Premier League?
A total of 11 teams will square off in the inaugural season of Delhi Premier League.
Which teams are competing in Delhi Premier League?
Royal Rangers FC
Friends United FC
Tarun Sangha FC
Sudeva Delhi FC
Indian Air Force