The next schedule for the tournament was announced by Football Sports Development Limited. The start of the next matches has been announced from 9th February. The second leg of the 2021-22 Indian Super League has already started. The matches that were postponed due to covid last January will also be resumed. Additional double header match will be organized on 19th February, 26th February and 5th March. That means three double header matches will be played.
In the last five weeks of the league, each team is fighting hard for the top spot. Because the team that can stay at the top, will get a direct ticket to play 2023 AFC Champions League. This decision was made after considering several issues. Whether the club is in a position to field the team, how seriously the players of the club are affected in Covid 19 and whether the team members are not able to prepare the team for the match from safety. Although in the midst of all this FSDL but ISL continues. This also created controversy. However, the authorities are adamant in their decision. The semifinals and finals of the tournament are yet to be decided.
The decision is based on the fact that the physical safety of the people in the various biospheres is the most important issue for the league authorities at the moment and the league and the club should take action according to the situation together. The FSDL is still monitoring whether the club is in a position to field, how seriously the club’s players are being attacked in Covid 19 and whether the team members are safe to prepare the team for the match.
However, the FSDL said that the physical safety of individuals in various biosphere is the most important issue for the league authorities at the moment and the league and clubs are closely monitoring the situation together and action will be taken accordingly due to Corona, ISL is in Goa like last time.