IPL 2021: RCB’s Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19 in second test ahead of IPL 2021, placed under quarantine

IPL 2021: RCB's Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19 in second test ahead of IPL 2021, placed under quarantine
IPL 2021: RCB's Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19 in second test ahead of IPL 2021, placed under quarantine

IPL 2021: RCB’s Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19 in the second test ahead of IPL 2021, placed under quarantine- Royal Challengers Bangalore and Aussie all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19. He had tested negative in the first test but has tested positive in the 2nd Test. The development a couple of days ahead of the IPL 2021 opener where RCB will face off defending champions Mumbai Indians.

The BCCI’s standard operating procedure (SOP) says a player who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate in the designated area outside the bio-secure environment for a minimum of 10 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of the sample which resulted in a positive RT-PCR report, whichever is earlier.

“During the 10-day isolation, the individual must rest and avoid any exercises. The team doctor should regularly monitor the case. If symptoms worsen during the course of isolation, the individual must be hospitalised immediately,” the SOP states.

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RCB statement on Daniel Sams:

“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.”

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“Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” it added.

As per BCCI’s SOPs for IPL 2021, all players (except for those from the India-England series), support staff, and management entering the bubble need to undergo a seven-day quarantine in their hotel rooms.

Every individual will be tested multiple times during this period, and upon returning the negative results, they will be allowed to come out of their rooms and commence outdoor training and practice sessions.

Sams is the fourth player in IPL 2021 to test positive for COVID-19. Earlier his team-mate Devudtt Padikkal (RCB), Axar Patel (DC) and Nitish Rana (KKR) had tested positive for coronavirus. Padikkal has tested negative while Axar Patel is recovering from the COVID-19. Nitish Rana, on the other hand, has joined the KKR team in Chennai after testing negative for COVID-19 twice.

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A number of COVID-19 cases have surfaced ahead of IPL. From ground staffs at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium to camera crew a number of people involved in the league have tested positive for coronavirus, creating an alarming situation ahead of the season opener.