The All India Football Federation’s Technical Committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Shyam Thapa met on Friday via a video conference wherein they discussed, at length, the foreign player policy in all existing leagues.
The Committee unanimously recommended the implementation of the 3 (foreigners) +1 (Asian) recruit rule for all domestic league matches after the 2020-21 season onwards, as per current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regulations for participation in AFC Club competitions. However, if the AFC should change this rule, the changes will be implemented for domestic league matches.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Thapa and all other members including Deputy Chairman Mr. Henry Menezes, Mr. Prasanta Banerjee, Mr. Ganapati Palguna, Mr. Pradip Kumar Datta, Mr. Ishfaq Ahmed and Mr. Sundar Raman, and Mr. Abhishek Yadav attended the meeting from their respective residences. AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das was also present.
ISL clubs will be allowed to sign 4+1 (min) or 6+1 (max) foreigners for 2020-21 season
The Committee decided that it isn’t appropriate to discuss the PIO/OCI rule allowing players of Indian origin to represent India at the moment. The Committee felt that once clarity is provided by MYAS, then it would be the appropriate time to discuss the rule.
As reported by us earlier, there will be no major changes in the foreign player policy in the ISL 2020-21 season.