The various restrictions in place in the bio-security bubble that the teams in the Indian Super League are complying with has increased the risk of injury to the players, feels ATK-Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Habas. As the teams enter the final round of their practice schedules prior to the start of the tournament, Habas sounded unsatisfied with his team’s practice, which he felt was hindered by the “several rules” put in place owing to the existing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Honestly, I didn’t get the kind of preparation I needed for the several rules put in place for the corona situation. The footballers did not get training in the field for the days they needed.  There was no opportunity to play practice matches,” Habas said ahead of his team’s opening match against Kerala Blasters on Friday.

“But this is not an excuse.  The situation is almost the same for all the…

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