IPL 2021: RCB's Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19Last updated on Apr 07, 2021, 03:29 pm
In another blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19.
The franchise confirmed the development on Wednesday
Sams had linked up with the RCB squad in Chennai on April 3 with a negative report.
However, he has tested positive in subsequent testing made mandatory as per the IPL SOPs.
Here are the further details.
Sams is asymptomatic and has been isolated
Informing about the same in a statement, RCB said, "Sams is asymptomatic and has been isolated 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."
Here is RCB's official statement
Official Statement: 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 (@RCBTweets) April 7, 2021
Sams was traded to RCB by Delhi Capitals
Sams played his debut IPL season (2020) for Delhi Capitals.
He was picked up by the franchise in August 2020 as a replacement for Jason Roy.
Sams featured in three matches but failed to take a wicket during the season.
Ahead of the 2021 IPL edition, Delhi Capitals traded Sams to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It remains to be seen how he performs this time.
Earlier, RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal had tested positive
Sams joins a list of players and officials, who have tested COVID-19 positive ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021.
On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More returned COVID-19 positive.
Earlier, RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal had tested positive for the virus.
As per previous reports, the left-handed batsman was in isolation at his residence in Bengaluru.
Padikkal joins the team after testing negative
In a recent statement, RCB have stated that Padikkal has joined the team after testing negative in a recent test.
"We are pleased to inform that Devdutt Paddikal has joined the team on 7th April 2021 with negative reports for COVID-19 as per BCCI protocols. RCB medical team was in constant touch with Devdutt to ensure his safety and well-being," the statement read.