Indian Super League: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC match postponed due to COVID-19 | Football news


ATK Mohun Bagan’s ISL match against Bengaluru FC has been postponed.© Twitter

With a rise in COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble here, ATK Mohun Bagan’s Indian Super League game against Bengaluru FC has been postponed, hours before they kick off here on Saturday. It was their second straight game to be postponed. It was only last Saturday that ATKMB’s game against Odisha FC had to be postponed after an anonymous player tested positive for COVID-19. “Hero Indian Super League (ISL) announces the postponement of the game between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC which was scheduled to be played at PJN Stadium, Fatorda on Saturday,” ATKMB said in a statement.

“Each match is assessed against a number of factors including the ability of clubs to field a team, the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak at the club(s) and the ability of club staff. club to prepare and play the game safely.” “The health and safety of all staff in various bubbles remains our priority, and the League and clubs will continue to monitor the situation and act accordingly.” Up to four ATKMB players in the bio-secured bubble here would be positive as the team coached by Juan Ferrando was locked in his room for a week without a single training session.

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Players from other teams including FC Goa, Bengaluru FC and Odisha FC have also contracted the coronavirus, while SC East Bengal have also self-isolated after their hotel staff inside the biological bubble was found to be positive.

Fifth-placed ATKMB has 15 points, five points behind leaders Kerala Blasters with two games adrift for the Mariners.



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