Reigning champions Mohun Bagan will take on last season’s runners-up, Peerless SC, in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division’s first match on July 26, the Indian Football Association (IFA), the state’s parent body of football, announced here on Monday.Also Read - Women's Football National: Karen Pais Hat-Trick Fashions Maharashtra's Big Win

East Bengal, who have won the local crown a record 38 times but finished third last season, will face George Telegraph SC in their season opener on July 31. Also Read - ISL: Last 10 Results of SC East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Kolkata Derbies Held Outside West Bengal

The fixtures were announced for the first two rounds of the league for the big three clubs including Mohammedan Sporting who begin their season on July 29 against Aryans. Also Read - I-League Winning Coach Kibu Vicuna Says Pedri Best Talent, Points Major Gap in Indian And European Leagues

Mohun Bagan play their second match against Customs on August 6 while Mohammedan Sporting and East Bengal take on Rainbow AC and BSS FC on August 8 and 9 respectively at their home grounds.