IPL 2021: RCB's Daniel Sams tested positive for COVID-19


With just a few days to go for IPL 2021, RCB has been hit by another huge blow. The Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for the coronavirus on 7th April.

Sams arrived in Chennai with a negative COVID-19 report but the second test came positive on Wednesday. Though he has no symptoms, he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility. 

"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 tweeted. 

"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 franchise added.

The all-rounder represented Delhi Capitals in the last edition of IPL. He was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. 

This was the second Covid positive case within the RCB camp. Earlier, Devdutt Padikkal was tested positive for the virus on 22nd March and has been in quarantine since. 

Virat Kohli's RCB will play their first game without their two-star players. They will start their IPL 2021 campaign against Mumbai Indians on 9th April in Chennai.