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Icon players lend colour to ISL trophy launch in city

The glittering trophy of the Indian Super League was unveiled yesterday by chairperson of IMG-Reliance, Nita Ambani, in the presence of icon players Alessandro Del Piero and Fredrik Ljungberg among others.

Chairperson of Football Sports Development, Neeta Ambani (centre) unveils the Indian Super League trophy with icon players of eight ISL clubs — Mumbai City FC's Fredrik Ljungberg (extreme left), David James of Kerala Blasters, David Trezeguet of Pune City FC, Robert Pires of FC Goa, Alessandro Del Piero of Delhi Dynamos FC, Joan Capdevila of North East United FC, Luis Garcia of Atletico de Kolkata and Mikael Silvestre of Chennaiyin FC (extreme right) at a city hotel yesterday. Pic/Shadab Khan
Chairperson of Football Sports Development, Neeta Ambani (centre) unveils the Indian Super League trophy with icon players of eight ISL clubs — Mumbai City FC's Fredrik Ljungberg (extreme left), David James of Kerala Blasters, David Trezeguet of Pune City FC, Robert Pires of FC Goa, Alessandro Del Piero of Delhi Dynamos FC, Joan Capdevila of North East United FC, Luis Garcia of Atletico de Kolkata and Mikael Silvestre of Chennaiyin FC (extreme right) at a city hotel yesterday. Pic/Shadab Khan 

Ambani is also the founder and chairperson of Football Sports Development. Designed by Frazer And Haws, the ISL trophy stands 26 inches tall.

The logo on the top band has the ISL colours assigned to it and the handles are ornately carved and embellished with 24k gold gilt to imbue a sense of pride when held up.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambani said, "It's a momentous day for all of us today as I stand along with the world's footballing legends to unveil the pride of Indian Super League.

"As these role models have inspired hundreds of thousands of players worldwide, I am sure the ISL trophy will also stand as a symbol of aspiration for many youngsters in an emergent India."

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