Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) club Mumbai City FC announced on Wednesday that the club has separated from CEO Indranil Das Blah.
According to the release of the Mumbai-based club, Indranil Das Blah went to pursue a new opportunity. It was also announced that the club will announce a new chief executive in due course.
Indranil Das Blah has been associated with the islanders since its inception in 2014 and established Mumbai City as a force to be reckoned with in Hero ISL during its six-year tenure. During his time at the helm, Mumbai City reached the semi-finals twice – in the 2016 season and then in the 2018/19 season.
In 2016, the islanders were also at the top of the table at the end of the league phase. In Hero ISL 2019-20, Mumbai City narrowly missed a place in the top four and finished fifth in the table.
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Bimal Parekh, co-owner of Mumbai City FC, said: “Indranil has been with Mumbai City from the start and has overseen all of the club’s founding years, including two memorable play-off runs.”
“Everyone in the club would like to wish Indranil every success in his new role and thank him for all of his considerable efforts. He will always be part of the club and we hope to see him again as a fan at the Mumbai City football games, ”he added.
Indranil Das Blah said in his farewell statement: “It was an incredible trip with Mumbai City. The club will always be something very special for me. I want to thank Ranbir and Mr. Parekh for being such wonderful owners, the players and club members who have now become family.
Above all, I want to thank our fans who have stood by the club and me by thick and thin. I wish the club all the best as it opens a new chapter in CFG ownership and I have absolutely no doubt that the club is in very good hands. “