Bengaluru: Two-time finalists Kerala Blasters will take on ATK in the inaugural match of Indian Super League's (ISL) sixth season at Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 20.
The two formidable teams have faced against each other in the opener of the previous two editions of the ISL.
As per the fixtures released by the ISL Media on Friday, Bengaluru FC will begin their title defence at home on October 21, when they take on Northeast United FC.
The ISL season six features 90 matches in the league stage which concludes on February 23, 2020. All matches are scheduled for a 7.30pm IST kick off.
The dates of the semifinal play-offs and final will be decided at a later stage.
There will also be an international break from November 10 to 23 when the Indian national football team will be occupied with the Asian Zone qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.