Kieron Pollard has joined the MI camp after completing the mandatory seven-day quarantine period on Wednesday. The West Indies all-rounder wasn’t present in the recent posts from the MI camp on Twitter.
This has raised quite a few eyebrows on Pollard’s availability in the tournament. However, sources close to the West Indies skipper has now confirmed that he has joined the gap after having finished the seven-day quarantine period.
“He left West Indies and joined the MI unit in Chennai. He has just finished his quarantine period as prescribed by the BCCI Standard Operating Procedure and that is why he wasn’t seen around in MI training activities,” the source said.
All the players have been told to serve the mandatory seven-day quarantine period. Only the players participating in the India-England series have been excused from undergoing quarantine as they have been moved directly to their respective IPL bubbles.
“Players coming directly from the bubble created for India versus England series may be permitted to join the franchise squad without serving the mandatory quarantine period, provided they satisfy the following criteria — after the conclusion of India versus England series, the players are moved directly to the franchise team hotel either in the team bus or on a chartered flight,” the SOP stated.
Mumbai Indians will be playing the IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9th April 2021. They are coming into the tournament on the back of two consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020. The Rohit Sharma and Co. would be eyeing on their third successive title and thereby write their names in the history books.