Chennai, April 6: The Covid 19 worries are getting mounted even as the IPL 2021 is just three days away and in the latest instance, Mumbai Indians’ talent scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The former Indian cricketer is currently asymptomatic and has been isolated as per the health guidelines issued by the BCCI for the IPL 2021. MI are playing the inaugural game of the IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 9.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that two ground staff members and one plumber tested positive for coronavirus at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where Chennai Super Kings will face Delhi Capitals on April 10. Sources within the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Tuesday confirmed the development. It has also come to the fore that in order to conduct the IPL 2021 matches safely at the Wankhede, the ground staff members would not be travelling and they will be staying in the stadium itself.
RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel, and KKR’s Nitish Rana are the three players to have tested positive for Covid-19. However, Nitish has now recovered and he has also started training along with the KKR squad. Devdutt too has been tested negative since and would be joining the RCB bubble at the earliest, even though him playing the opening match against Mumbai Indians in Chennai looks a distant possibility. (MyKhel)