Daniel Sams’ second Covid test came back positive on Wednesday.© Instagram
Daniel Sams of Royal Challengers Bangalore tested positive for coronavirus, the IPL franchise said in a tweet on Wednesday. The Australian arrived in Chennai with a negative COVID-19 report but his second test returned positive for Covid. The news comes just days before RCB’s 2021 IPL debut game against the Mumbai Indians. Daniel Sams presented to the team hotel in Chennai on April 3, with a negative COVID report on arrival. His report from the 2nd test on April 7 turned positive. Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility, “RCB tweeted.
“The Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant contact with Daniel Sams and continues to monitor his health and adhere to BCCI protocols,” added the franchise.
Sams played for the Delhi Capitals last season but was traded to RCB ahead of the 2021 IPL player auction.
The 28-year-old all-rounder had limited opportunities in the last IPL as he only appeared three games for Delhi.
It was the second positive case of Covid within the RCB camp. On Sunday, it was revealed that uncapped opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal also tested positive for coronavirus on March 22 and has been in quarantine since.
RCB is set to face reigning champions Mumbai Indians when the tournament opens in Chennai on April 9.
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