The former India wicketkeeper, who is part of Mumbai Indians’ coaching staff, is asymptomatic

Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who is part of the Mumbai Indians’ coaching set-up, has tested positive for Covid-19. More, who is a talent scout as well as wicketkeeping consultant with Mumbai, has isolated himself in Chennai, where the defending champions will play their initial set of matches, including the IPL opener against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9.

As a precautionary measure, the Mumbai Indians cancelled their training session on Tuesday, the day More tested positive. ESPNcricinfo understands that rest of the Mumbai contingent underwent a rapid testing process and returned negative results. It could not be confirmed whether Mumbai, who won their fifth IPL title last season, would resume training on Wednesday. After landing in Chennai, Mumbai have conducted two training sessions at Chepauk on April 2 and 4.

“Mr. More is currently asymptomatic and has been isolated,” the franchise said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “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.”

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