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ATK Mohun Bagan Vs Bengaluru FC, ISL 2021-22: COVID-Hit ATKMB’s Match Against BFC Postponed

This is the second consecutive match for ATK Mohun Bagan to be postponed due to COVID-19 in the ongoing ISL 2021-22. ATKMB had their match against Odisha FC postponed for COVID last Saturday.

ATK Mohun Bagan Vs Bengaluru FC, ISL 2021-22: COVID-Hit ATKMB’s Match Against BFC Postponed
ATK Mohun Bagan players are confined in their room for a week inside the bio-secure bubble without a single training session. | ISL
ATK Mohun Bagan Vs Bengaluru FC, ISL 2021-22: COVID-Hit ATKMB’s Match Against BFC Postponed
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2022-01-15T13:45:34+05:30

With a surge in COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble here, ATK Mohun Bagan’s Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match against Bengaluru FC was postponed, hours before their kickoff in Fatorda on Saturday. (More Football News)

This was their second successive fixture to be postponed. It was only last Saturday that ATKMB’s match against Odisha FC had to be postponed after an unnamed 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 assessed on a number of factors including the ability of the clubs to field a team; the severity of COVID-19 breakout at the club(s); and the ability of the club personnel to safely prepare for and play the match.”

“The health and safety of all personnel in various "bubbles remains our priority, and the League & clubs will continue to monitor the situation and act accordingly.”

As many as four ATKMB players in the bio-secure bubble here are reported to be positive as the Juan Ferrando-coached side were locked in their rooms for one week without a single training session.

Players of other teams including FC Goa, Bengaluru FC and Odisha FC also contracted the coronavirus, while East Bengal too isolated themselves after their hotel staff inside the bio bubble found positive.

Fifth-placed ATKMB have 15 points, five points shy of leaders Kerala Blasters with two matches in arrears for the Mariners.

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