Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik checks optimistic for COVID-19

New Delhi, August 12

Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the IPL workforce introduced on Wednesday, making it the primary such case among the many league franchises forward of their departure subsequent week to this yr’s match venue, the UAE.

The 13th version of Indian Premier League is about to happen within the UAE from September 19 to November 10. The occasion was moved out of India as a result of rising COVID-19 instances.

“Rajasthan Royals would like to inform that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19,” the franchise stated in a press release.

“The check was undertaken conserving in thoughts that the workforce members must assemble in Mumbai subsequent week for his or her flight to the UAE,” learn the assertion.

“The franchise implemented an extra test for all players, support staff and management travelling to the UAE in addition to the two tests recommended by BCCI, to ensure as robust a process as possible.”

This is the primary case among the many IPL contingent.

Yagnik is at the moment in his hometown Udaipur and has been suggested to get admitted to a hospital for the necessary 14-day quarantine.

After the completion of the two-week quarantine, Yagnik can be present process two checks as per the BCCI’s COVID protocols and can be allowed again into the workforce solely after his stories return destructive. 

After his arrival within the UAE, Yagnik must keep in self-isolation for the following six days and also will endure three extra COVID checks.

“On return of two negative reports, he will be allowed to join the team after self-isolating for 6 days and receiving 3 further negative tests upon his arrival in the UAE,” the franchise added within the assertion.

The franchise additionally confirmed that no participant had been involved with Yagnik, who had represented the state workforce within the home circuit, within the final 10 days.

The franchise in addition to the fielding coach, who tweeted about it, requested everybody who has been in shut proximity to him prior to now 10 days to self-isolate and get examined for COVID-19.

“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. We can confirm that no Rajasthan Royals or other IPL players have been in close proximity to Dishant in the past 10 days,” the Royals’ assertion learn.

“We wish Dishant a speedy recovery and look forward to him joining the Royals camp soon in the UAE.”

The 37-year-old, a left-handed hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman, made 170 runs in 25 IPL video games.

He made his First-Class debut in 2004 and scored 1754 runs in 50 matches at a median of 24.70 with a century and 9 fifties.

In 41 List A video games, he scored 945 runs at 25.54 with two a whole bunch and 4 half-centuries. PTI

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