Dishant Yagnik, the fielding coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, has tested positive for COVID-19- the franchise informed on Wednesday.
The team informed that the test was undertaken keeping in mind that the team members need to assemble in Mumbai next week for their flight to the UAE.
The IPL 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.
Dishant Yagnik is in his hometown Udaipur and has been advised to get admitted to hospital for his 14-day quarantine.
He was a wicket-keeper batsman for Rajasthan in domestic cricket and he also represented the franchise in IPL.
In a message shared in his twitter account, the former player urged everyone who had come in physical contact with him in the last 10 days to get tested.
Meanwhile, the IPL franchise in a statement informed that Yagnik would be undergoing two tests, as per the protocols of BCCI, after his 14-day quarantine period is over.
“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 statement added.
The 13th edition of IPL is set to take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 and the tournament got its necessary clearances from the government on Monday.
The BCCI had announced its idea of hosting the tournament in UAE a couple of weeks ago.