FSL looking to get players vaccinated
Football Sri Lanka (FSL) is reportedly looking to get players vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the second phase of the inaugural Super League, which is scheduled to resume in mid-August, sources confirmed.
“We have already requested to get our players vaccinated prior to the second phase of the inaugural Super League. Hopefully we will be able to vaccinate our players by the end of this month or may be the first week of August. However, there are positive signs that we can administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the participating players and resume the second phase without a hitch,” the FSL source added.
After a lengthy period of almost seven months as to when the calendar will resume, the commencement of the tournament sparked a return of football action in Sri Lanka, but unfortunately dark clouds are looming once again over the most anticipated high-profile league with Sri Lanka battling with a third wave of COVID-19.
Earlier, the Super League was hit when six COVID-19 positive cases were detected before the Defenders FC vs Up Country Lions clash, which was later postponed.
The Super League first phase from 19 April to 2 May saw three weeks of action with 15 matches being played before the international break.
Since the coronavirus pandemic took over in 2020, the deadly virus has affected the whole world, and has also changed the football scene dramatically. From playing in empty stadiums to sitting in the dugout with facemasks on, football has had to do its fair share of adjustment to continue to function.