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I-League 2022: Players to be in quarantine till Jan 7, then leave for home, check details

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I-League 2022: With the I-League set to be postponed for a minimum of six weeks, the clubs are now trying to get players to reach their destinations safely. According to the protocols set by the AIFF, there will be another round of testing following which players can go back home. Follow I-League live updates on InsideSport.IN

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As per the rules set by the AIFF League Committee, the next round of testing will be conducted on January 5 while the bio-bubble will remain in place till Friday with players likely to begin dispersing from the following day. However, for those who have tested positive, they will be in quarantine till a negative test following which they will be allowed to return home.

I-League 2022: Players to be in quarantine till Jan 7, then leave for home, check details

“The protocol of the bio bubble will continue till January 7, as all teams will be tested again on January 5, and teams can travel back to their respective destinations once they are tested negative. Players and officials who have tested positive in the team hotels who have already been isolated will be treated, and quarantined in Kolkata as per the health parameters laid down and will be allowed to leave the bubble after they test negative,” the AIFF statement read.

Most teams have begun booking to send their players back home. For Indian players, the situation is relatively simple. Head back home and await further instructions. But things might be complicated with foreign players.

I-League 2022: Players to be in quarantine till Jan 7, then leave for home, check details

According to sources, overseas players will be given the option of staying back in India till the league’s resumption or going back to the country in the meantime. What that means with regards to quarantine and flight restrictions remains to be seen.

Close to 50 positive tests were recorded and in the AIFF League Committee Meeting, it was decided that the next meeting to take stock of the situation would be held after a month.

“The League Committee, abiding by consensus of all the participating clubs as per the suggestion of Dr. Mahajan, ratified the decision to postpone the ongoing Hero I-League 2021-22 for at least 6 weeks. The League will have a review meeting after 4 weeks to take stock of the situation,” AIFF’s statement read.

I-League 2022: Players to be in quarantine till Jan 7, then leave for home, check details

On December 29, the I-League was first suspended following the first breach in its bio-bubble. Only six matches of the current I-League season were played — on December 26 and 27 — before it was suspended.

Thirteen teams are competing in this year’s I-League across three venues in and around Kolkata — the Mohun Bagan Ground, the Kalyani Stadium and the Naihati Stadium.

I-League 2022: Players to be in quarantine till Jan 7, then leave for home, check details

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