The I-League clubs will be allowed to register six foreign players in the upcoming season, two more than the earlier standard. Out of the six, at least two players will have to be from an AFC member association.
"The AIFF Executive Committee has taken the final decision with regards to the number of foreign players in the upcoming Hero I-League 2017-18. The clubs will be allowed to register six foreign players, out of which at least two players have to be from an AFC member association," the AIFF said in a statement.
"The clubs can field maximum five foreign players in a match out of which minimum one player has to be from an AFC Member Association," it added.
In earlier I-League seasons, clubs were allowed to register four foreign players, one of whom from an AFC member association. All the four foreign players were allowed to start a game.