IPL 2021: Good news for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal joins RCB camp after testing negative for COVID-19 twice- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal has joined RCB camp after testing negative twice for coronavirus. In a video released by RCB, the youngster said that he ‘healthy, feeling better and raring to go’. He thanked everyone for their wishes and messages after recovering from COVID-19. He said that he had tested positive for the coronavirus a couple of weeks back. The Karantaka batsman is likely to miss the opening match against Mumbai Indians due to a week-long quarantine at the team hotel as per BCCI guidelines.
“Devdutt Padikkal joins the RCB camp after testing negative for COVID-19. He’s healthy, feeling better and raring to go. Here’s a message to all RCB fans from Devdutt,” wrote RCB in a tweet post.
Bold Diaries: Devdutt Padikkal joins the RCB camp after testing negative for COVID-19. He’s healthy, feeling better and raring to go. Here’s a message to all RCB fans from Devdutt.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/BtVszNABJW
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Aussie all-rounder Daniel Sams has tested positive for COVID-19. He had tested negative in the first test but has tested positive in the 2nd Test. The development a couple of days ahead of the IPL 2021 opener where RCB will face off defending champions Mumbai Indians.
The BCCI’s standard operating procedure (SOP) says a player who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate in the designated area outside the bio-secure environment for a minimum of 10 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of the sample which resulted in a positive RT-PCR report, whichever is earlier.
“During the 10-day isolation, the individual must rest and avoid any exercises. The team doctor should regularly monitor the case. If symptoms worsen during the course of isolation, the individual must be hospitalised immediately,” the SOP states.