Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for Coronavirus


Day by day, the number of coronavirus cases are gradually increasing in India which is indeed shocking. Recently, Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for coronavirus. The news was confirmed by the IPL franchise on Wednesday (August 12).

Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for Coronavirus
Dishant Yagnik

The news comes just days ahead of teams’ departure for the United Arab Emirates for the 13th edition of the competition, rescheduled and moved out of India due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Rajasthan Royals franchise has confirmed that Yagnik’s test took place in his hometown – Udaipur – and also he was not in close distance with any of their or other IPL players in the past 10 days. It has been learnt that all the other members of the Rajasthan Royals have tested negative.

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“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!,” fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tweeted.

Yagnik has been advised to get admitted in a hospital for a 14-day quarantine. After two weeks, he will have to go through two tests according to BCCI protocols. Only after two consecutively negative reports, he can join the team camp after self-isolating for six more days and submitting three further negative tests upon arrival in the UAE.

The Royals undertook three COVID-19 tests ahead of the team’s assembly and departure from Mumbai next week for their trip to the UAE.