Behind closed doors and with a raft of health safety measures in place, football’s Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off on Friday.

The 10 competing franchises have been divided into three groups with Group A comprising four teams and Group B and C consisting of three sides each.

ISL teams have requested the organisers, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), to reduce the franchise fee this season. If the FSDL agrees, the move could considerably reduce the losses suffered by the franchises.