The organizers informed in a release the Men of Steel did not have enough players to field a team.

The Indian Super League organizers have postponed the Jamshedpur FC Vs Mumbai City FC match, scheduled to take place tomorrow (January 21). Jamshedpur’s game against Hyderabad FC on Monday was also postponed after their coach Owen Coyle revealed that his side had not trained for the last six days.

“Match No. 67 between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC scheduled for Friday at Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, stands postponed,” said a release from the league organizers. “The decision was taken considering advice from the League’s medical team on Jamshedpur FC’s inability to safely field a team and prepare for the match.”

Coyle, ahead of the clash against Hyderabad FC, had revealed that Jamshedpur were in isolation for the last six days and did not take the training field. As per reports, the Men of Steel are yet to return to training.

Mumbai City, on the other hand, will use this additional break to train harder and return back to winning ways. The defending champions are currently on a five-match winless run, three of which resulted in defeats. Des Buckingham’s side lost heavily to Bengaluru FC in their last match.

Sixth game postponed

This is the sixth game that has been postponed so far in the ISL 2021-22 season. It started with the ATK Mohun Bagan-Odisha FC match getting postponed after a few ATKMB players tested positive for COVID-19. The Mariners’ next match against Bengaluru FC, a week later was also postponed. The following day, Kerala Blasters’ match against Mumbai City met the same fate, as did the Hyderabad Vs Jamshedpur FC match on Monday.

Rise in COVID-19 cases in the Kerala Blasters camp then led to the postponement of the Kerala Blasters Vs ATK Mohun Bagan match. This is now the sixth game in about two weeks that has been postponed.

With today’s game between Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan also postponed, Ivan Vukomanovic’s side remain on top of the points table. They have 20 points from 11 games. The Blasters are followed by Jamshedpur (19 points), Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City. Both Hyderabad and Mumbai City are on 17 points each.

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