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A big setback has hit IPL franchise Mumbai Indians just three days ahead of the commencement of IPL 2021. A key member of the franchise has been tested positive for COVID-19. Notably, it is the scout and wicket keeping consultant of defending champions Kiran More who has returned positive for COVID-19.

Kiran More tests positive for COVID-19

An official statement released by Mumbai Indians stated that More is currently asymptomatic and has been isolated. His condition is reportedly being monitored by the medical team. MI stated that the key member of the side followed all protocols.

Lately, after 15 members from the broadcast team tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, two ground staff member and one plumber at Wankhede Stadium were recently confirmed positive.

From the cricketers, RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal and Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel are the ones to have contracted the virus. However, Nitish Rana, who was also tested positive for COVID, returned negative in the second test after which he took the field for practice sessions with the KKR squad.

Mumbai to play season opener on April 9

The Mumbai based franchise will play the season opener on April 9 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.