Daniel Sams of the Royal Challengers Bangalore has tested positive for coronavirus, the IPL franchise reported in a tweet on Wednesday. The Australian had a negative COVID-19 result when he arrived in Chennai, but his second test for Covid came out positive. The announcement comes just days before RCB’s IPL 2021 opener against Mumbai Indians. “On April 3rd, Daniel Sams arrived at the team hotel in Chennai with a negative COVID article. On the 7th of April, he received a positive result from his second test. Sams is still asymptomatic and is being kept under quarantine at a medical institution “RCB sent out a tweet.
“The Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in close contact with Daniel Sams and will continue to track his health while adhering to BCCI protocols,” the franchise said.
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 spent last season with the Delhi Capitals before being sold to RCB ahead of the IPL 2021 player auction.
The 28-year-old all-rounder saw scant action in the previous IPL, appearing in just three games for Delhi.
Within the RCB camp, this was the second Covid positive event. Uncapped opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for coronavirus on March 22 and has been in quarantine since then, it was announced on Sunday.
In the tournament opener on April 9, RCB will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians in Chennai.