With a surge in COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble here, ATK Mohun Bagan’s Indian Super League match against Bengaluru FC has been postponed, hours before it kicks off here on Saturday. This was their second consecutive game to be postponed. It was only last Saturday that ATKMB’s match against Odisha FC had to be postponed after an unidentified player reported positive for COVID-19. “Hero Indian Super League (ISL) announces the postponement of the match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC scheduled to be played on Saturday at PJN Stadium, Fatorda,” ATKMB said in a statement.
“Each match is judged based on a number of factors, including the clubs’ ability to field a team, the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak at the clubs and the ability of club staff to prepare for and play the match appropriately. safe”. .” “The health and safety of all staff in various “bubbles remains our priority, and the League and the clubs will continue to monitor the situation and act accordingly.” Up to four ATKMB players in the biosecure bubble here are reported to be positive. as Juan Ferrando’s team was locked in their rooms for a week without a single training session.
Players from other teams including FC Goa, Bengaluru FC and Odisha FC have also contracted the coronavirus, while SC East Bengal has also gone into isolation after their hotel staff inside the bio-bubble tested positive.
ATKMB, in fifth place, has 15 points, five points behind the leaders Kerala Blasters with two games remaining for the Mariners.