The Mumbai Indians announced on Tuesday that former India wicketkeeper Kiran More had tested positive for COVID-19. Mr. Kiran More, a scout and wicket-keeping coach for the Mumbai Indians, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an official statement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. “Mr. More has been isolated and he is actually asymptomatic. The Mumbai Indians and Kiran More have adhered to all BCCI health regulations “They also said. Their medical staff will continue to track More’s health and adhere to the BCCI guidelines, according to them.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 6, 2021
With IPL 2021 starting in less than a week, More is the latest to screen positive for coronavirus. Axar Patel of the Delhi Capitals tested positive for the virus last week, and Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal of the Royal Challengers Bangalore has been quarantining at his home after testing positive on March 22.
COVID-19 has been detected in many members of the ground staff and event managers at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, which will host ten games this season.
Nitish Rana, a batsman for the Kolkata Knight Riders, was also Covid-positive, but has since recovered and returned to school.
The IPL 2021 season will begin on April 9 in Chennai, with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in India, the tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates last year.
The IPL is due to return to India in 2021, with matches taking place in six cities: Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.