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I-League’s next round suspended after COVID outbreak


The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday postponed the next round of I-League matches, scheduled on Thursday and Friday, after several Covid positive cases were detected in multiple teams.

Following an emergency meeting of the I-League Committee, the AIFF announced the postponement of six matches.

โ€œActing on the advice (of AIFF Sports Medical Committee member Dr. Harsh Mahajan), the committee unanimously decided to postpone the matches for the next round which were scheduled on December 30 and 31, 2021.

โ€œAll players, staff and referees have already been tested today, and will be tested again on January 1 and 3, 2022. The League will review the situation once all test results come in on January 4 and reach a consensus thereafter (sic) including the next round matches on Jan 4 and 5,โ€ said a statement.

According to an AIFF source, five to six members (including the coach) of Real Kashmir, one member each of Mohammed Sporting and Sreenidi Deccan FC have tested positive.

โ€œAll the players who have tested positive have already been moved to isolation with the AIFF monitoring and arranging for subsequent medical consultations,โ€ said the statement.

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