The domestic football season, meanwhile, will start on August 29 with the Super Cup, to be played between Al Nahda, the defending OPL champion, and Fanja, the HM's Cup winner.
The draw of the OPL, which comprises 14 teams, was held at the Oman Football Association's (OFA) headquarters on Wednesday in the presence of Ahmed al Habsi, Humeid al Jabri, both OFA board members, and Mohammed Abu Bakar, the OPL's technical consultant.
With Oman's national team involved in two major international competitions - the Gulf Cup in November and the Asian Cup in January - the OPL will have three breaks in October, November and January. The OPL will conclude on May 23 while the HM's Cup final is scheduled for May 29.
The HM’s Cup qualifiers will start in October