IPL 2021: MI’s Wicket Keeping consultant Kiran More tests Covid-19 positive ahead of MI vs RCB clash

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IPL 2021: Kiran More tests Covid-19 positive.

IPL 2021: More COVID-19 trouble for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as now Mumbai Indians’ scout and wicket keeping consultant Kiran More tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of MI vs RCB clash. MI confirmed the news on Twitter and said the former Indian cricketer is “currently asymptomatic and has been isolated”.

“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 behaviours in these difficult times,” MI’s official statement read.

IPL 2021: What are the immediate measures if a player tests positive?

– Suspected/positive cases will be immediately isolated from rest of the squad.

– The Team Doctor will inform the BCCI Chief Medical Officer immediately.

– The local Health Authority will be immediately notified of the positive RT-PCR test result.

– The case will be managed in close coordination with accredited hospitals and treatment centres equipped with COVID-19 testing and treatment.

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– All concerned cases shall be dealt with as per the guidelines set by the Government applicable to that particular area.

– Contact tracing must commence immediately. Everyone who has been in close contact with the case in the previous 48 hours starting from the time of sample collection which resulted positive, will be isolated and tested. All casual contacts in the last 48 hours starting from the time of collection of the sample which resulted in a positive test, will also be isolated and tested immediately.

– All staff handling positive cases must mandatorily wear a full PPE kit (goggles, face shield, N95 mask, gloves, coverall/gowns, headcover and shoe covers) while handling a suspected/positive COVID-19 case.

IPL 2021: Indian Premier League off to a rocky start

Earlier, ANI had reported that two more groundstaff and one plumber test Covid-19 positive at Wankhede. 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 safely at the Wankhede, the groundstaff members would not be travelling and they will be staying in the stadium itself.

Two more ground staff members and one plumber returned with positive Covid-19 results on Monday. Earlier, 10 ground staff members had tested positive for Covid at the Wankhede,” the MCA source told ANI on Tuesday.

IPL 2021: When is MI vs RCB match?

Mumbai Indians (MI) will play Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

IPL 2021: MI squad 2021

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.