Indian Super League

AIFF confirm they have no plans of suspending the ISL despite rising COVID cases

Arjun Singh Devgan
The ISL 2021/22 season has been hit with a surge in COVID cases
The ISL 2021/22 season has been hit with a surge in COVID cases /

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has no plans to suspend the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) competition despite a COVID -19 outbreak in the bubble in Goa that has brought the postponement of six matches, including Friday’s game between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC at Bambolim.

As per AIFF general secretary, Kushal Das the ISL will continue in it's endeavor to finish the season despite several players, coaching staff, family members, and hotel staff inside the ISL bubble testing positive.

The affected teams have been barred from training and have struggled to field competitive XIs. In contrast, the I-League was suspended after just one round of fixtures as cases mounted.

“We have a strong medical team. It [decision] can’t be based on sporting merit, but on medical advice. There have been a few cases here and there. ISL was nearly 45 days into the competition before we started having cases. With I-League, it was reported in the first round," Das said as quoted by the Hindu.

Of the 11 teams participating in the competition this season, only Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC have not reported any cases while ATK Mohun Bagan have been the worst-hit, as three of their matches have been called off.