ISL introduces 'cooling breaks' in accordance with FIFA rules
Kochi: The Indian Super League (ISL) sixth edition will witness 'cooling breaks' starting the 2019-20 season. The new feature falls in accordance with FIFA's laws of the game.
The cooling break could last between 90 seconds to three minutes in each half depending on climate conditions at the venue.
It would be the call taken by match officials in consultation with the match referee at each venue.
The ISL will kickstart from Sunday with ATK and Kerala Blasters locking horns in the opening fixture here.
Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in this edition of India's top-tier league.
The table toppers of the ISL will get to represent India in the AFC Champions League playoffs, the top-tier club competition in Asia.