Royal Challengers Bangalore has announced that Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently asymptomatic and is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility.
He had tested negative in the first test but has tested positive in the second Test. This comes just two days before RCB’ opening match against Mumbai Indians.RCB in a tweet said, “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 medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” they added.
He is the third cricketer after Devdutt Padikkal and Axar Patel to test positive for the virus. While Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal is currently in home quarantine, Axar Patel is currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility, reported News 18.
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.
Virat Kohli-led RCB will play their first game against defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 9 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.