FDSL has decided to start the next season of the Indian Super League from September mid after meeting with the stakeholders. However, FDSL has asked the players and staff to get vaccinated before the season begins. The venue of the league hasn’t been decided yet.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 league which was supposed to commence in November was postponed to February of this year.
The last season was played behind closed doors in Goa under a bio bubble for the safety of the players. The accommodation was only for Players, team officials, and match officials. They were tested every day.
Many upcoming tournaments postponed
Indian Women’s league was also postponed due to a spike in the cases of the host state.
“Based on request and discussion with Odisha Sports over the rising number of Covid19 cases in the state and adhering to the Covid19 guidelines of the Government of Odisha along with keeping in mind the safety and security of the players and officials, the Hero Indian Women’s League scheduled to be held in Odisha later this month has been postponed until further notice. The AIFF along with Odisha Sports and the participating teams will be taking a stock of the situation once the health parameters improve,“ –AIFF
The AFC had indefinitely put on hold the Group D matches, which too were supposed to be held in Male. The continental body did not give reasons for the postponement, but rising cases of Covid-19 in the participating nations could be a reason.
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