Chennai rains force ISL teams to take road-trip

Heavy rains and flooding in Chennai have forced Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC to travel by road from Chennai to Tirupati Air Base. The teams are scheduled to reach Mumbai tonight by charter flight.

Chennai Airport has been declared shut till December 6 due to the runway getting water-logged.   -  AP

Heavy rains and flooding in Chennai have forced Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC to travel by road from Chennai to Tirupati Air Base. The teams are scheduled to reach Mumbai tonight by charter flight.

Further, Mumbai City FC will now fly on the morning of December 4 to reach Kolkata in time to play in their final league game against Atletico de Kolkata. Chennaiyin FC will head towards Pune for their game against FC Pune City scheduled on 5th December.

Earlier, due to uncertainties over the last 24 hours and facing the force majeure situation, the Hero ISL had offered Mumbai City FC a future reserve day to play the game. However the management of Mumbai City FC insisted on having the match as scheduled, as they didn't want to disappoint fans in Kolkata who had bought tickets in advance.

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