Covid shock for Aussie cricket star as top player catches the virus and is forced into isolation – just days after flying from Australia
- Australian cricket all-rounder Daniel Sams has contracted coronavirus in India
- Tested negative when he arrived from Australia last week before testing positive
- In the sub-continent to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in upcoming IPL
The all-rounder tested positive on Wednesday, a week after he tested negative after touching down in India from Australia.
The NSW and Sydney Thunder star, 28, is in the sub-continent to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins this weekend .
‘Daniel Sams checked into the team hotel in Chennai on April 3rd, with a negative COVID report on arrival,’ Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted.
Daniel Sams (left) has tested positive to coronavirus less than a week after arriving in India. He’s pictured in action for NSW on March 31, just days before flying to India
‘His report from the 2nd test on 7th April came positive. Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility.
‘Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols.’
Sams will now miss the start of the IPL season with his return date still to be confirmed.
India has recorded more than 12.9 million cases of coronavirus which has claimed almost 167,000 lives.
Earlier this week, India became only the second country after the US to record more than 100,000 new cases in a day.
More to come.