Rajasthan Royals franchise announced on Wednesday that its Fielding Coach Dishant Yagnik has now tested positive for coronavirus.
The news came just few days before leaving for the UAE to participate in the IPL. The 13th edition of the IPL is set to begin in UAE from September 19 to November 10. “Rajasthan Royals would like to inform that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19,” the franchise said in a statement.
“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 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.”
Dishant Yagnik is currently staying in his hometown Udaipur & has been advised to get admitted in a hospital for a 14 days quarantine period.