The organisers informed KBFC did not have enough players available for the match.

A day after the postponement of ATK Mohun Bagan’s match against Bengaluru FC, the Indian Super League has now postponed the Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City match, scheduled to take place later today (January 16).

“Indian Super League (ISL) has decided to postpone Match No. 62 between Kerala Blasters FC and Mumbai City FC scheduled to be played today (January 16) at Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco. The League will look to reschedule the fixture to a later date,” the organisers said in a statement.

“The decision has been taken in consultation with the League’s medical team after it was assessed Kerala Blasters FC do not have the requisite number of players available,” the release added. “The League will work closely with the medical experts to monitor and ensure the safety of all the players and support staff and others involved.”

Kerala Blasters have been in isolation since their match against Odisha FC. Ivan Vukomanovic’s men were heading into this clash without a training session. Blasters, who are at the top of the points standings, last played on January 12 when they beat Odisha 2-0. Since then the team had been in quarantine.

The Juggernauts also had their match against ATK Mohun Bagan on January 8 cancelled. They played the Blasters without a training session and had many members of squad in isolation.

At least six teams – including ATKMB, BFC, OFC, FC Goa and Kerala Blasters – are struggling due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Khel Now has learned that players of ATKMB, OFC and FC Goa have tested positive for the virus. It remains to be seen if more games will be postponed by the ISL organizers in the coming days.

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