IPL 2021 – Devdutt Padikkal hyperlinks up with Royal Challengers Bangalore after testing destructive for Covid-19


Opening batsman can be out there for choice after clearing additional health assessments, in accordance with the SOPs

Devdutt Padikkal, who had examined optimistic for Covid-19 on March 22 and had been quarantining at house since then, has travelled to Chennai and linked up with the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad after returning “destructive stories for Covid-19 as per the BCCI’s protocols”.

Saying the replace, the Royal Challengers mentioned in an announcement that the franchise’s medical staff was “in fixed contact with Devdutt to make sure his security and well-being”.

In a video launched by the staff on Twitter, Padikkal mentioned, “As per BCCI and IPL protocol, I needed to quarantine at house for 2 weeks. Now I’ve joined the camp after two destructive assessments, and I’m feeling fully tremendous now, and I simply can’t wait to get again on the market and be a part of the RCB camp.”

ESPNcricinfo understands that each one gamers who’ve examined optimistic, must get two clear assessments in a row after quarantining for not less than ten days, after which one other check on arrival on the staff lodge. In addition they must clear some medical assessments, like cardiac screening, and as soon as that’s accomplished, they will be a part of the bubble instantly.

The Royal Challengers’ first recreation of IPL 2021 is the match opener towards the Mumbai Indians in Chennai on April 9. Their second match is on April 14, towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad, additionally in Chennai.

In response to the SOPs for the IPL, “Anybody testing optimistic for Covid-19 should isolate for no less than ten days and search recommendation of native well being authorities. Throughout their ten-day isolation interval, the person should repeat the RT-PCR assessments, not less than 24 hours aside, on Day 9 and Day 10 from the day the primary RT-PCR check was performed. Supplied the person is with none signs related to Covid-19 for greater than 24 hours, has not taken any drugs within the earlier 24 hours and each outcomes of RT-PCR assessments taken on Day 9 and Day 10 are destructive, they could be allowed to affix their respective groups.”

Padikkal was the main run-scorer for the Royal Challengers in IPL 2020, his debut season, scoring 473 runs at a mean of 31.53 and a strike fee of 124.80. Coming into this season, he had a stellar Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy too, tallying 218 runs in six innings at a mean of 43.60 and a strike fee of 134.56.

Additionally on Wednesday, it emerged that Daniel Sams, the Royal Challengers’ Australian allrounder, had examined optimistic for Covid-19. In response to an announcement tweeted by the Royal Challengers, Sams had returned a destructive check upon his arrival in Chennai on April 3. A second check on April 7, nevertheless, returned a optimistic consequence, on account of which he had to enter isolation at a chosen medical facility.

Since Sams, who’s asymptomatic, has been in quarantine since his arrival in India, he had not but made contact with every other participant or Royal Challengers workers member.

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