The Indian Super League (ISL) match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC, scheduled for Saturday evening, has been postponed by the organisers after a player from the Kolkata-based team tested positive for COVID-19.
The match was to be held at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
"Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has decided to postpone Match No. 53 between ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC scheduled to be played today, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The decision has been taken in consultation with the League's medical team after an ATK Mohun Bagan player tested positive for COVID-19," the ISL said in a statement.
The league will look to reschedule the fixture to a later date, it said.
Bagan next play Bengaluru FC on Saturday, January 15 while Odisha take on Kerala Blasters on Wednesday, January 12.
The ISL also wrote that they will work closely with the medical experts to monitor and ensure the safety of all the players and support staff in the squad and others involved.
The match between FC Goa and Chennaiyin, scheduled to kick of the same day at 9.30 at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, remains unaffected and will go ahead as scheduled.
The ISL is being held behind closed doors, across three stadiums in Goa owing to the pandemic.