Devdutt Padikkal, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus last month, has joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp in Chennai after testing negative on Wednesday.
The Bangalore-based franchise took to its official Twitter handle to share the good news with fans.
“We are pleased to inform you that Royal Challengers Bangalore’s left-handed batsman, Devdutt Paddikal, has joined the team on April 7 with negative reports for COVID-19 as per BCCI protocols,” RCB said in a recent statement.
“Our medical team was in constant touch with Devdutt to ensure his safety and well-being,” the franchise added.
The 21-year-old opener was kept in isolation at his home in Bangalore.
Notably, Padikkal is still doubtful to play in the tournament opener between the Virat Kohli-led side and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians on April 9 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Earlier in the day, RCB all-rounder Daniel Sams tested COVID-19 positive ahead of the upcoming edition.
The 28-year-old is currently in quarantine and the RCB medical staff is in constant touch with the Australian player.
Sams had tested negative upon his arrival on April 3 but his reports came positive on Wednesday.
“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.