RR fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for COVID-19


New Delhi, (UNI)

Rajasthan Royals fielding coach, Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for Covid-19, the franchise said on Wednesday.

"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," the Royals said 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.

"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."

Yagnik represented the Royals in the IPL from 2011 to 2014 and in the Champions League T20 in 2013.

He is currently in his hometown Udaipur and has been advised to get admitted to a hospital for a 14-day quarantine.

After his 14-day quarantine, Yagnik will undergo two more tests as per the BCCI's protocols. If he tests negative in both, he can leave for the UAE where he will have to self-isolate for six days before undergoing three more tests. Only after clearing those, he would be allowed to join the team.