Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) side Mumbai City FC, on Wednesday, announced that the club has parted ways with CEO Indranil Das Blah. According to the release put out by the Mumbai-based club, Blah left to pursue a new opportunity. It also informed that the club will be announcing a new Chief Executive in due course.

Indranil Das Blah had been associated with the Islanders since their inception back in 2014, and over the six-year-long tenure established Mumbai City as a force to be reckoned with in the Hero ISL. During his time at the helm, Mumbai City made it to the semi-finals twice – back in the 2016 season and then in the 2018-19 campaign. In 2016, the Islanders also topped the table by the end of the league phase. In Hero ISL 2019-20, Mumbai City narrowly missed out on a top four spot, finishing fifth in the table.

Bimal Parekh, co-owner of Mumbai City FC, said, “Indranil has been with Mumbai City since the beginning and has overseen all of the club’s formative years, including two memorable play-off runs.”

“Everyone at the club would like to wish Indranil every success for the future in his new role and thank him for all his considerable efforts. He will always remain part of the fabric of the club and we hope to welcome him back to Mumbai City games as a fan,” he added.

Indranil Das Blah, in his parting statement, noted, “It's been an incredible journey with Mumbai City. The club will always be very special to me. I would like to thank Ranbir and Mr Parekh for being such wonderful owners, the players and club staff, who have become family now. Most importantly, I would like to thank our fans, who have stood by the club and me, through thick and thin. I wish the club all the very best as it enters a new chapter under the CFG ownership and have absolutely no doubt that the club is in very good hands.”