Indian Super League to begin on October 20, I-League on November 2

The sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) will begin on October 20, while the I-League will kick-off on November 2.

Chennai City FC and Bengaluru FC

Chennai City FC and Bengaluru FC will head into the upcoming season as the defending I-League and Indian Super League champions.   -  AIFF MEDIA/ VIVEK BENDRE

The sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is set to begin on October 20, while the I-League is likely to start from November 2, sources in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed to Sportstar on Monday.

The venue and teams for the opening clashes for both Leagues are yet to be decided. In the 2018-19 season, Carles Cuadrat's Bengaluru FC defeated FC Goa 1-0 in a tense ISL final, with Rahul Bheke scoring the winner in the 117th minute. The triumph, Bengaluru’s first, marked a new winner for the first time in five seasons as ATK and Chennaiyin FC had bagged the title over the first four seasons.

While confusion continues to prevail over the future of the I-League, senior AIFF sources confirmed that the league, which was won by Chennai City FC in the last season, will continue. TRAU FC will make its I-League debut after earning promotion from the second division.