The duo returned positive after all of the workforce members underwent COVID-19 checks at a personal hospital in Kolkata on May 7 earlier than their journey to Maldives capital, Male for the Group D matches starting on May 14.
Under the AFC protocols, competing players should have COVID-19 damaging stories two days earlier than departure from their house base. ATKMB are scheduled to depart for Maldives on Monday.
“Yes, Prabir Das and Sahil have examined positive and so they are going to be disregarded. All others have damaging outcomes,” a supply in the ATKMB workforce advised PTI on situations of anonymity.
In their opening recreation on May 14, ATKMB are scheduled to face the winner of the play-off match between one other ISL facet Bengaluru FC and Eagles FC of Maldives to be performed on Tuesday.
But ATKMB will resolve when to depart from Kolkata after Maldives Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof’s had alleged that BFC had “breached” COVID-19 protocols and requested the AFC to cancel the play-off recreation and postpone the group stage matches additionally.
The nature of the alleged “breach” by BFC shouldn’t be clear. BFC had reached Maldives on Friday.
“We are scheduled to depart on Monday however we’re ready a correspondence from the AFC relating to the standing of the group stage matches after Maldives Sports Minister’s letter to AFC,” the ATKMB supply stated.
He stated goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya will journey with the workforce regardless of his mom testing positive for COVID-19.
Captain Roy Krishna will straight attain Maldives from Fiji earlier than the May 14 match, if the group stage video games go ahead, he stated.