Kiran More, who is associated with the Mumbai Indians as a scout and a wicketkeeping consultant has contracted the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. More was asymptomatic and has been isolated read a statement issued by the Mumbai Indians. The statement assured that More’s health would be monitored on a regular basis by the MI medical team. Also Read – Bio-Bubble is Tough But Indians More Tolerant: Sourav Ganguly
“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,” the statement read. Also Read – COVID-19-Hit IPL 2021: Full List of Players, Support Staff And Wankhede Groundsmen Who Tested Coronavirus Positive Amid Lockdown Scare
Earlier, three cricketers who were set to play the IPL – Axar Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, and Nitish Rana contracted the virus and were isolated immediately. Not just the cricketers, groundsmen at Wankhede and members of the IPL broadcast crew also tested positive for the deadly virus. Also Read – IPL 2021: DC Pacers Kagiso Rabada And Anrich Nortje to Miss Opening Match vs CSK
BCCI and MCA went on to assure that IPL will go ahead as per schedule despite the spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
“We have had a call from the city municipal commissioner,” Cricbuzz quoted an MCA office-bearer as saying. “The association has been assured that the lockdown measures will have no impact on the IPL games. The other cricketing activities will, however, have to be immediately stopped.
All cricket activities which are part of bio-secure bubble will be permitted to go-ahead while others outside it will have to be stopped. “Any cricket activity that is part of a bio-secure bubble will be permitted uninterrupted,” the official added.
On Saturday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said IPL matches in Mumbai will go ahead as planned citing how the event was held in UAE last year.
“Lockdown in a way will be better since not many people will be around. So it will be restricted to few people who will undergo regular tests inside the bio-bubble,” Sourav told The Telegraph. “The IPL matches will be held in Mumbai. Once you are in a bubble nothing happens. Even in the UAE last season, there were a few such incidents in the lead-up to the event but once the tournament started everything was fine.”
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