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Star India nets rights to new football tournament

Pay-television broadcaster Star India has acquired rights to the Hero Super Cup, a new club football tournament that will launch in India later this week.

The competition will run from March 31 to April 20 and will be televised by Star across six channels in five languages – English, Tamil, Bangla, Kannada and Malayalam.

The tournament will also be live streamed by Hotstar, the video streaming platform owned and operated by Star.

The Super Cup has been launched by the All India Football Federation to replace the Federation Cup. It will bring together 16 teams in a knockout format. The top six clubs from the Indian Super League and I-League gain automatic entries, with the remaining four entries decided by a qualifying tournament.