IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians talent scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More tests positive for COVID-19

IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians talent scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More tests positive for COVID-19

MI and RCB are set to feature in the opening game of the season on April 9.

Kiran More Indian team
Kiran More. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Just days from the start of the IPL 2021, another positive COVID-19 case has jolted the league. Defending champions Mumbai Indians suffered a major blow as their talent scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More was tested positive for the virus. The franchise released a public statement by informing its fans through a tweet.

Mumbai Indians are scheduled to play their opening match of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on April 9. The franchise also revealed that the former Indian cricketer is asymptomatic and has been put in isolation. The tweet also updated that the Mumbai Indians medical team is taking care of the ex-cricketer and all the protocols are being followed. 

There has been a huge uprising of COVID-19 positive cases in India recently. At the center of this second wave of the virus, there is Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai, which has witnessed massive numbers of people being tested positive with the virus. This has also presented a threat for the IPL 2021, as there are some matches scheduled at the Wankhede stadium. 

MI’s official statement

The official statement by the Mumbai Indians franchise on Twitter read, “Mumbai Indians’ scout and wicket keeping consultant Mr. Kiran More has tested positive for Covid-19. 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.”

Recently some of the players of the IPL teams were also affected due to COVID-19. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana came back to training on Monday after suffering from the virus. Delhi Capitals’ all-rounder Axar Patel was also found positive with COVID-19 just a few days back.

RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal was also tested positive on March 22. Needless to say, all these players were isolated and have been taking the necessary precaution to prevent the spreading of the virus. The IPL also got another scare recently when groundsmen in Mumbai along with some of the event managers were found positive with the coronavirus.