Dubai:Ahead of the start of the IPL 2020, the assistant physiotherapist of the Delhi Capitals camp has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Delhi Capitals on Sunday confirmed that the physio had been in quarantine and not in contact with any other member of the team.
He had traveled independently to UAE earlier this week and tested negative in the first two tests, conducted on days 1 and 3 respectively after arrival. The third RT-PCR test, conducted on the sixth and final day of the quarantine has returned a positive result.
''He was yet to meet with, and had not been in contact with any players or staff of the franchise. He was isolated immediately, and is currently at the IPL Isolation Facility in Dubai for the next 14 days, at the end of which he will have to produce two negative reports for him to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad, '' DC said in a statement.
''The franchise's medical team is in constant touch with him, and wishes him a speedy recovery,'' it added.
The Shreyas Iyer led team are based in Dubai and will continue training in the build up to IPL 2020. They open their campaign against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on September 20.
Delhi Capitals is the second team to have been hit by the COVID-19. Earlier, 13 members of Chennai Super Kings, including two players, had tested positive.(UNI)