New I-League club unites youngsters across Kashmir

  • | Monday | 22nd October, 2018

Meet Shamim Meraj and Sandeep Chattoo, co-owners of I-League newbie Real Kashmir FC.The duo formed the club in 2016 after seeing the plight of the youth during the 2014 floods. The club also has over 3,000 youngsters from various areas of Kashmir enrolled in its grassroots academy.“There is craze for the game and also talent. In just two years, the club has made history by making it to the top division of I-League, India’s domestic football tournament. With just weeks to go for the 2018-19 season of the I-League, the club is yet to get a sponsor.“We still don’t have sponsors. But to make the club work, they needed to cross invisible red lines, particularly those drawn by religion and politics.

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