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ISB Super League flagged off

The School hosted two international sports luminaries at its Hyderabad and Mohali campus to launch the ISB Super League (ISL) 2013 - the annual sports extravaganza. Centenarian Marathoner Fauja Singh flagged off the event at Mohali and Michael Kasprowicz, former Australian cricketer unveiled the ISL trophy at Hyderabad.  
The globally-acclaimed marathon runner lit the ceremonial lamp and participated in a run with ISB staff, students and their families while Kasprowicz who was visiting ISB as a part of a study tour from the University of Queensland, Australia talked about the experiences that led to his transition from being a cricketer to a management student.
Conceptualised on the lines of IPL, the ISL emulates the franchise model where each franchise builds their own team through player auction for a gamut of sports ranging from team games such as cricket and football to individual pursuits such as table tennis, badminton, swimming and squash.
Through the ISL, students have an opportunity to learn management practices outside the classroom. It is a comprehensive sports management exercise that gives students hands-on experience in building strategies, working in teams, negotiating with different stakeholders, handling crisis situations, all of these with the limited resources. 
The Hyderabad league has four franchisees - Hurricanes, Hyderabad Nizams, Raging Bulls and Team Titans while the Mohali league has three franchisees - Punjab Hukums, Mohali Mavericks and Sultans.
Both the campuses are abuzz with excitement during the four months of the ISL. This sporting event has something for everyone - team owners learn sports management, players experience the game, organisers sharpen their management skills and the entire ISB community has plenty of fun.