Kiran More, Mumbai Indians' scout and wicketkeeping consultant, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday (April 6). The former India wicketkeeper-batsman is asymptomatic and has been isolated from the rest of the set-up.
The team's official Twitter handle announced the news by stating that the 58-yr-old wicket keeping consultant has been tested positive but is not showing any symptoms yet. The team has confirmed that More has been isolated and the medical team will constantly keep a check on his health status. Mumbai Indians management has also claimed that all BCCI health guidelines are being followed.
"Mr. Kiran More is currently asymptomatic and has been isolated. Mumbai Indians and Kiran More have followed all the BCCI health guidelines. The MI medical team will continue to monitor Mr. More's health and abide by the BCCI protocols. We would like to remind our fans to be safe and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviors in these difficult times" - MI said in a statement.
The side led by Rohit Sharma are camped in Chennai where they will open their campaign against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are captained by India skipper Virat Kohli.
"Mumbai Indians and Kiran More have followed all the BCCI health guidelines. The MI medical team will continue to monitor More's health and abide by the BCCI protocols," the team said in a Twitter post.
Players and staff are staying in a restricted health environment for this year's IPL, which will be played across six venues in India, initially without spectators.
More joins the growing list of Covid-19 cases ahead of the IPL. Axar Patel, Delhi Capitals spinner, and Devdutt Paddikal, Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, have also previously tested positive for Covid-19. IPL 2021 starts on April 9 with Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.
The nation is facing a second wave of Covid-19 cases with Maharashtra contributing the maximum number of people affected by the pandemic. Other states such as Punjab and Chhattisgarh have also reported a high number of dealths related to Covid-19. Delhi has also announced a night curfew on Tuesday to break the chain of spread.
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