Mumbai Indians’ scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of IPL 2021 season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians have announced on their social media account that the former India cricketer is asymptomatic and has been isolated.
"Mr. 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," Mumbai Indians said in a statement.
Recently, two more members of the ground staff and a plumber at the Wankhede Stadium tested positive for COVID-19, a day after the facility was cleared to host its share of 10 IPL matches.— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 6, 2021
"Three at the stadium have tested positive, two are groundsmen," a Mumbai Cricket Association source told PTI.
Cricketers Axar Patel, Nitish Rana and Devdutt Padikkal had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Earlier last Saturday, 10 ground-staff members of the stadium had tested positive, but most of them have since recovered.
Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal is currently in home quarantine, having tested positive for COVID-19 before joining the camp in Bengaluru.
There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country with Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra being the worst-affected.