The Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered another big blow ahead of their opening clash against defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 9. After the young batsman, Devdutt Padikkal, RCB’s all-rounder, Daniel Sams has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday.
The Australian cricketer is asymptomatic and has been kept in isolation at a designated medical facility.
Sams had joined the RCB camp on April 3 with a negative report. But in the latest turn of events, the COVID-19 reports of the 28-year-old came positive.
The Bangalore-based franchise recently took to its official Twitter handle to confirm the news.
“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,” RCB tweeted.
“RCB medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” the franchise further added in the statement.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians’ scout and wicket-keeping consultant, Kiran More also tested COVID-19 positive. He has been isolated from the rest of the MI squad ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.