The remark comes in the wake of Bengaluru FC's apparent violation of COVID-19 guidelines in Maldives ahead of their AFC Cup qualification playoff.
Matches in Group D, which includes ATKMB, will not be held in Maldives after reports that Bengaluru FC players broke Covid-19 protocols in Male.
BFC were drawn to play the winners of the match between Bangladesh's Abahani and Maldives' Eagles.
Bengaluru FC will now face one of Abahani Dhaka Limited (Bangladesh) or Club Eagles (Maldives) later this month.
Bengaluru FC play their first AFC Cup qualification match against Nepal Police on April 14.
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With the ISL league stage over, we take a look at how each team has performed this season.
A dramatic final day saw Mumbai and Goa get the job done.
Goals from Igor Angulo and Redeem Tlang helped FC Goa see off Bengaluru FC.
Goals from Cleiton Silva and Sunil Chhetri helped Bengaluru beat Mumbai 4-2.
Pezzaiuoli's first game in charge will be in the AFC Cup on April 14.
Goals from Roy Krishna and Marcelinho helped ATKMB move within a point of the leaders.
Wasteful finishing, and an inspired Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, saw BFC hold rivals Chennaiyin to a goalless draw.
An early strike from Cleiton Silva and a Debjit Majumder own goal helped BFC go sixth.
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The win has propelled NorthEast United to fourth place in the ISL table.
Late goals from Aridane and Sandaza helped Hyderabad come back from two down to earn a point.
Bengaluru FC have to win two playoff rounds before reaching the AFC Cup group stage.
Goals from Diego Mauricio and Erik Paartalu saw the two teams share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Kerala Blasters beat Bengaluru FC 2-1 to go level on points with them. Both have 13 points from 12 games.
BFC halted their run of four straight losses with a 1-1 draw vs NorthEast.
As we cross the half-way mark of the league stages, here's our report card for each of the 11 teams.
This was Bengaluru FC's fourth loss on the trot, while SC East Bengal are now unbeaten in five.
While results had been decent, lack of creativity and cohesion had been long-term issues under Cuadrat.
The decision comes following three straight losses for Bengaluru FC, who are currently fifth in the points table.