IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19

Published: 12 August, 2020 14:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

IPL 2020 team released a statement to address the situation as well as what Rajasthan Royals are doing to tackle the situation.

Picture Courtesy/ Rajasthan Royals Instagram
Picture Courtesy/ Rajasthan Royals Instagram

Rajasthan Royals recently revealed that one of their team members - fielding coach Dishant Yagnik - has tested positive for COVID-19. The IPL 2020 team released a statement to address the situation as well as what Rajasthan Royals are doing to tackle the situation.

The statement released read, "Rajasthan Royals would like to inform that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19. The test was undertaken keeping in mind that the team members need to assemble in Mumbai next week for their flight to the UAE. The franchise implemented an extra test for all players, support staff and management travelling to the UAE in addition to the two tests recommended by BCCI, to ensure as robust a process as possible.

Dishant is currently in his hometown Udaipur and has been advised to get admitted to hospital for his 14 day quarantine. Post 14 days, Dishant will be undergoing two tests as per the protocols of BCCI. On return of two negative reports, he will be allowed to join the team after self isolating for 6 days and receiving 3 further negative tests upon his arrival in the UAE.

We request everyone who has been in close proximity to Dishant in the past 10 days to self isolate and get tested for COVID-19. We can confirm that no Rajasthan Royals or other IPL players have been in close proximity to Dishant in the past 10 days. We wish Dishant a speedy recovery and look forward to him joining the Royals camp soon in the UAE."

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