Indian T20 league franchise Rajasthan’s fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has been tested positive ahead of upcoming season of the major event.
The test was undertaken keeping in mind that the team members will have to assemble in Mumbai next week for their flight to the UAE. The franchise implemented an extra test for all the players, support staff and management travelling to the UAE in addition to the two tests recommended by the Board.
“Post 14 days, Dishant will be undergoing two tests as per the protocols of Board. 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,” said Rajasthan in a statement.
“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,” the statement added.
“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,” said the franchise.
The 13th edition of the Indian T20 league will start from September 19 to November 10. The tournament got its necessary clearance from the government after the Board announced its idea to host the Indian T20 league in UAE.