Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Daniel Symes has tested positive for franchise COVID-19, announced on Wednesday.
The Australians arrived in Chennai on April 3 with a negative test report. A club statement said he tested positive in his second test on Wednesday and will now be in isolation at a designated medical facility.
The 28-year-old, who is asymptomatic, has been in quarantine since arriving in India and has not made contact with any other player or RCB staff member.
Miss two games
The RCB are scheduled to miss at least the first two matches on April 9 against Mumbai Indians and April 14 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
But RCB got an edge on Friday before joining the team with opener Devadatta Padikkal. Padikkal tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22 and has since been in isolation, with head coach Simon Katich telling the media on Tuesday that Padikkal just needed a negative test report before entering the bubble.
Ready for action
In a video released by the team on Twitter, Paddikal said, “As per BCCI and IPL protocol, I had to get out of the house for two weeks. Now I have joined the camp after two negative tests, and I feel completely fine now, and I can’t wait to come back now. “