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IPL 2021: RCB player tests positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Australian all-rounder and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Daniel Sams tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, as per a statement by the team's official Twitter handle.

Informing of Daniel Sams' diagnosis, RCB's statement read, "Daniel Sams checked into the team hotel in Chennai on April 3rd, with a negative COVID report on arrival. His report from the 2nd test on 7th April came positive. Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility. Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols." Previously, RCB's Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for the virus on March 22 before joining the team following a negative report in his latest test. 

RCB, in a statement on April 4, had mentioned, "Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for COVID-19 on 22nd March 2021. He has been in mandatory quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru since then. Devdutt will be fit to join the RCB bio-bubble once his RT-PCR tests are negative, as per IPL protocol. RCB Medical team is in touch with Devdutt ensuring his safety and well-being. He is feeling well and we can't wait to have him join the squad for IPL 2021."

This is the fourth case of Covid-19 among players participating in the upcoming IPL as Delhi Capitals' Axar Patel and KKR's Nitish Rana had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 after entering the mandatory 7-day quarantine ahead of the tournament. RCB will be playing the opening match of IPL against Mumbai Indians on April 9.

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