In a massive blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19. His second test came in as positive and he is currently in isolation. He is currently asymptomatic and is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility.
“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,” the RCB wrote on their official Twitter profile.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” the franchise said.
Earlier, the franchise’s opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal had also tested positive for coronavirus last week. He is currently isolating at his residence in Bengaluru.
On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians scout Kiran More also tested positive and two ground staff members plus one plumber have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
RCB will begin their campaign against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai.