Kieron Pollard is a vital cog in the Mumbai Indians squad. Mumbai Indians have started their training sessions in Chennai ahead of their first match against RCB on 9th April. However, in none of the MI posts shared on Social Media we could see Kieron Pollard. Pollard’s absence from the Mumbai Indians camp has raised doubts on whether he will make a late entry into the tournament.
Speaking to the media sources close to Pollard. It’s confirmed that Kieron Pollard has joined the Mumbai Indians Camp in Chennai after completing 7 days of Quarantine. “He left West Indies & joined Mumbai Indians squad in Chennai. He has just finished his quarantine period as stated by the BCCI SOP. That’s why he wasn’t seen in Mumbai Indians training sessions earlier”, the source said.
Mumbai Indians will start their IPL 2021 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9th April. The Mumbai Indians franchise suffered a blow on Tuesday after its scout & Wicket-keeping Consultant Kiran More tested positive for COVID-19. However, MI got a major relief as its players & support staff tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore who will face Mumbai Indians in the first match of the IPL 2021 also suffered a big setback. RCB all-rounder Daniel Sams tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. However, RCB got some relief as his opener Devdutt Padikakal has joined the squad after testing negative for COVID-19. The franchise confirmed the news by an Official Press Release.