Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals has informed that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has been tested COVID-19 positive. The franchise conducted a mandatory test of everyone before assembling in Mumbai next week for their flight to United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Rajasthan Royals carried an extra COVID-19 test of all their players, support staff and management, who were to travel to UAE for IPL 2020. Unfortunately, Dishant Yagnik was detected positive after the test and now will be in quarantine for 14 days at a hospital in his hometown of Udaipur.
Dishant Yagnik tested COVID-19 positive
Yagnik took to twitter and urged everyone who was is in contact with him in the last few days to get tested. He will now have to give two negative tests before he can join his side in the IPL.
Hi all, I hv tested COVID +. Pls get tested if you hv been in contact with me in the last 10 days. In line wd BCCI protocols I will be now quarantining for 14 days. I will then need 2 ngtv tests b4 joining the team @rajasthanroyals in UAE. Thx 4 yr blessings & good wishes!— Dishant Yagnik (@Dishantyagnik77) August 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals also released a statement that said, “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 receive 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”, said the IPL franchise.
The franchise also added that they no Rajasthan Royals players were in close proximity to Dishant Yagnik in the last 10 days.
“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”, Rajasthan Royals said.
Moreover, Yagnik was a wicket-keeper-batsman that represented Rajasthan in domestic cricket. The 37-year-old also represent Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and was now associated with the team as their fielding coach.
BCCI in their detailed plan for all the franchises has already mentioned about the necessary COVID-19 test before they depart for UAE for IPL 2020.