The 8th edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is likely to commence in November 2021.
According to a report by Khel Now, the ISL will again take place within a bio-bubble in Goa, as was the case during the previous campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic is entering its third wave across the country, so the organizers have decided to play the tournament in yet another bio-bubble. There has been a notification sent to the clubs regarding the restrictions, which will take effect after those involved enter the secure environment.
Clubs have been instructed by the organizers to make sure that all the individuals on their travel roster are fully vaccinated. There were tight restrictions in place during the previous season of Indian football, including the Indian Super League, the I-League and the I-League Qualifiers. Despite ongoing efforts, the pandemic situation continues to persist in India, and the return to normalcy appears far off. As such, it makes sense that the organizers should adopt similar restrictions with regard to the upcoming campaign.
A shortage of vaccines was experienced last year, however, it is not the case this time. Currently, the clubs have to ensure that their personnel and players have received both vaccination doses. Additionally, they must quarantine in Goa upon arrival, in accordance with the SOPs. It is imperative that the travel company strictly follows the bio-bubble guidelines to avoid any breaches.