ISL 2021-22: Odisha FC goalkeeper Kamaljit tests COVID positive before match vs Kerala Blasters


Kamaljit Singh
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File photo of Odisha FC goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh (in purple).

Highlights

  • Odisha’s last match against Mohun Bagan had to be postponed after a Marine player tested positive
  • The cases continued to raise as four more Mohun Bagan players returned positive
  • On Sunday, FC Goa were forced to cancel training session after a player was feared to be positive

Amid rising COVID-19 cases inside the Indian Super League bio-bubble, Odisha FC goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh returned positive moments before the team’s match against Kerala Blasters on Wednesday.

“Kamaljit has tested positive but the match is on as per schedule as the rest of the players have tested negative in the team. We have our reserve goalkeeper (Arshdeep Singh) ready,” sources close to the development told PTI here.

He further said Kamaljit had developed symptoms and was immediately isolated.

OFC’s last match against ATK Mohun Bagan on Saturday had to be postponed after a player in the Mariners camp tested positive in the first official case of COVID-19 in the tournament being held in Goa in a tight bio-bubble.

However, since then there have been growing concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 inside the bubble with four top ATK Mohun Bagan players also testing positive.

Also on Sunday, FC Goa were forced to cancel their training session after a player was feared to have tested positive. Thereafter, three FC Goa players and a member of the coaching staff were sent into isolation after their reports showed contrasting results.

(Reported by PTI)





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