Mumbai Indians' scout Kiran More tests positive for coronavirus

The former Indian wicketkeeper is asymptomatic and is in isolation

Kiran More in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter/Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai Indians’ current wicketkeeping consultant and scout Kiran More has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). With the COVID-19 cases on the rise in the country, More is the latest to contract the virus. The only positive is that the former Indian wicketkeeper is asymptomatic and is in isolation. A statement by Mumbai Indians on Tuesday stated that the MI medical team will continue to monitor the 58-year-old More’s health.

The statement added, “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.”

MI also urged the fans to stay safe amid the rising coronavirus cases across the country. The statement further read, “We would like to remind our fans to be safe and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviors in these difficult times.”

This comes after Delhi Capitals and Indian spinner Axar Patel had also contracted coronavirus. Before that it was Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, Devdutt Paddikal, who had tested positive for Covid-19. Paddikal is currently in home quarantine.

Besides, two ground staff and one plumber have also tested positive for COVID-19 at the Wankhede Stadium, according to ANI. With IPL 2021 set to start from 9th April, the rising coronavirus cases have affected the build-up to the tournament. The IPL opener will be between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.

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