IPL 2021: Bio-Bubble Trouble For Mumbai Indians After Kiran More Tests Positive For Covid

IPL 2021: Bio-Bubble Trouble For Mumbai Indians After Kiran More Tests Positive For Covid

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

The IPL received its biggest jolt on Wednesday when former Indian wicketkeeper, Mumbai Indians talent scout’ and wicketkeeping consultant, Kiran More, tested positive for coronavirus.

This is the last thing that the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council would have hoped for as this is the first instance of a person testing positive for the contagion despite being inside the bio-secure bubble.

A positive case inside a bubble has raised concerns about its safety and viability but the worrying bit is how many persons came in contact with Kiran More.

Mumbai Indians, Kiran More
Kiran More. (Photo: Twitter)

According to the photos shared by the Mumbai Indians, More participated in training as well as indoor team sessions, which means the number of persons who may have come in contact with him could be quite high.

The defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 09. And, while there is no indication of the match getting postponed, things will only get clear after fresh Covid RT-PCR tests are conducted on Wednesday.

”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,” the Mumbai Indians said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Mumbai Indians team management is concerned about how did Kiran More contact the virus despite him being a part of the bubble. More has joined the indoor session only after having completed quarantine as mandated by the BCCI.

Meanwhile, the BCCI medical facility has already traced those who came in contact with Kiran More in the last 48 hours. They have been placed in isolation in a separate BCCI facility for six days where they undergo three Covid-PCR tests.

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