Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has recovered from COVID-19 & has joined his team in Dubai ahead of the IPL after clearing two coronavirus tests.
The 37 year old Yagnik had tested positive for coronavirus August 12 ahead of the team’s departure making it the first such case among the franchises. The IPL 2020 starts on September 19 & will be played across three cities in the UAE. Yagnik was in his hometown Udaipur when he was tested positive for coronavirus & got admitted to hospital for a 14 day quarantine.
“14-day quarantine, 2 Negative tests, 1 Fitness test, Fielding coach@Dishantyagnik77 is ready for #IPL2020,” the franchise tweeted on Friday night.
“He arrived here early this morning,” a team official added. Yagnik will have to stay in self-isolation for six days & will need to undergo three COVID-19 tests before joining the Rajasthan Royals for the tournament which get started from September 19. A left handed wicket-keeper batsman made 170 runs in 25 IPL games.
He made his debut in 2004 & scored 1,754 runs in 50 matches at an average of 24.70 with a century & nine fifties. In 41 list A games he scored 945 runs at 24.54 with two centuries & four half-centuries registered on his name.
On Friday CSK bowler along with 10 members of the CSK squad has tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the IPL franchise to extend its quarantine period in Dubai. The franchise is yet to issue a formal statement about number of positive cases but a source said that the number of positive cases could be as high as 12.