The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been struck once again by the ungodly coronavirus as their newest recruit and Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19. Daniel Sams had tested negative in the first test when he checked into the team hotel on April 3 in Chennai but tested positive in the second Test on April 7. The Daniel Sams COVID-19 news was confirmed by the franchise on Twitter.
RCB team released a statement on Twitter and revealed the Daniel Sams COVID-19 news. RCB stated that Daniel Sams is currently asymptomatic and is quarantining at a designated medical facility. According to the statement, RCB's medical team is regularly monitoring Daniel Sams' health and is abiding by all the BCCI protocols. Here's a look at RCB's tweet.
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.April 7, 2021
The Daniel Sams COVID-19 news is another major blow to the RCB team. Their opener Devdutt Padikkal had recently tested positive for COVID-19. With just two days for IPL 2021 to get underway, RCB are likely to miss Daniel Sams and Devdutt Padikkal for their first match of the competition.
Notably, Daniel Sams is the fourth IPL 2021 player to test positive for coronavirus after Padikkal, Nitish Rana (KKR) and Axar Patel (DC). Moreover, a camera crew member, as well as, several ground-staff members at the Wankhede Stadium had recently tested positive for coronavirus, thus creating an alarming situation ahead of the tournament opener that is slated to be played at the iconic venue.
As per the RCB IPL 2021 schedule, the Virat Kohli led side will square off against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the tournament on Friday, April 9. RCB are slated to play three matches in Chennai, two in Mumbai, four at the newly-renovated Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and five of them at Kolkata respectively.
The moment we've all been waiting for! The fixtures for #IPL2021 are out! ð¤©— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 7, 2021
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RCB players retained
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel.
RCB players purchased at IPL 2021 auction
Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, KS Bharat, Rajat Patidar, Dan Christian and Suyash Prabhudessai.
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