New Delhi: The national team footballers, who will be contracted with various Indian Super League franchises will be released four days prior to the three World Cup qualifying round matches which are overlapping with the cash-rich league that will be held from October 3-December 20.
Meanwhile, around 12 India players, who missed out playing ISL last time will be included in the auction which will be held in Mumbai on July 6.
Notable names that will feature in this year's auction will include star striker and India captain Sunil Chhetri along with another international Robin Singh.
India are scheduled to play back-to-back away games against Turkmenistan and Oman on October 8 and 13 and a home match against Guam on November 13.
"The players, who will be selected in the Indian team will be released by their respective franchises four days prior to the match (includes the match day).
Therefore, for the Turkmenistan and Oman games, the selected players will be released by their franchises on October 4. They will re-join on October 14. similarly, for Guam match, they would be released on November 9," an ISL source told PTI on Friday.