ISL 2019: Kerala Blasters to host ATK in season-6 opener

This will be the third successive Indian Super League (ISL) season where the Kerala Blasters and ATK headline a season-opening contest.

Reigning champion Bengaluru FC will begin its campaign at home to NorthEast United FC.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Kerala Blasters will host ATK in the opening fixture of the new season of the Indian Super League (ISL) on October 20, according to the ISL on Friday.

This will be the third successive season where the Blasters and ATK headline a season-opening contest. Last season, Blasters came out with a 2-0 win at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Defending champion Bengaluru FC will begin its campaign at home against NorthEast United FC on October 21.

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Beaten finalist and Super Cup winner FC Goa will welcome Chennainyin FC on October 23.

The venues for the league stage matches are yet to be confirmed.

Matches will be played through the week with an international break scheduled between November 11 and 22.

The dates for the playoffs and final are yet to be announced.