Former Indian captain I.M. Vijayan believes the new ISL regulation — increasing the number of Indians in the playing XI to seven from six — is a move in the right direction.

From next season, a team can only field four foreigners in an ISL match.

“The ISL administrators have done the right thing,” Vijayan told Sportstar on Wednesday. “That is the way forward for Indian football.”

Bino George, former coach of Gokulam Kerala who is in talks with an ISL team, also thinks the new ratio is the right one for India’s premier football league. “But I hope there will be no further reduction in the number of foreigners,” he said. “The ISL has become what it is because of the quality players from abroad. Now that there will be seven Indians in the XI, it is a boost to local talent.”

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