Ahead of the 2021 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have suffered another blow as Australia all-rounder Daniel Sams detected positive for COVID-19.
Taking to Twitter, RCB confirmed the news, citing that Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is in isolation.
“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,” RCB said in a statement on Wednesday (April 7).
“Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” the statement further read.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Sams was traded to the RCB from Delhi Capitals.
Daniel Sams is the second RCB player to test positive COVID-19 after left-handed opener Devdutt Padikkal.
Padikkal, however, returned negative in the latest round of testing.
RCB will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 9 at Chepauk.
(With PTI inputs)