After a super hit season of Indian Super League, the season seven for the year 2020-21 will come up with a few changes in hand says Goal.com. This season, despite the fear of COVID-19, was one of the most successful seasons of ISL and fans can’t seem to wait for the next season to begin already.
There are a few changes that you might see in the next years ISL– one being that there should be at least one overseas player who hails from an Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-affiliated country unlike this season where there was no such compulsion. The regulation to have six or seven foreign players stays intact.
There is one more major change in next year’s ISL, where teams will not need approval from the franchise to appoint head coach, as in who to appoint nor will they need approval to sign foreign players. Only condition that stays is head coach must be a Pro-License holder.
The recently concluded season saw a decrease in the salary cap for ISL teams by INR 1 Crore and that remains same for the next season as well. The sixth season saw clubs getting INR 16.5 Crore from 17.5 Crore.
The salary cap is the maximum overall expenditure that can be spent by a club for the inclusion of a player in the squad and it includes annual salary, bonuses, signing-on fee, etc. While the transfer fee will not be included in the calculation of the salary cap, loan fees will be considered, reports Goal.
If a player is receiving money from any person under a separate arrangement as a way of inducing him to play for the club at a lower fee, then that money will be included in the salary cap.
The sanction for exceeding the cap will be a fine and/or ban from signing players and/or deduction of points.