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Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19.

Yagnik announced the news on Twitter, asking ones who had been in contact with him to get tested. Yagnik will now quarantine himself for 14 days and will need two negative tests before being allowed to join the team in UAE.

While wishing him a speedy recovery, Rajasthan Royals confirmed that no player has been in contact with Dishant, who is in his hometown Udaipur, in the last 10 days.

"The test was embraced remembering that the colleagues need to collect in Mumbai one week from now for their trip to UAE. The establishment executed an additional test for all players, bolster staff and the board venturing out to the UAE notwithstanding the two tests suggested by BCCI, to guarantee as vigorous a procedure as could be expected under the circumstances," the establishment said in an announcement. 

"Dishant is as of now in his old neighborhood in Udaipur and has been adviced to get admitted to medical clinic for his multi day isolate. Post 14 days, Dishant will experience two tests according to the conventions of BCCI. On return of two negative reports, he will be permitted to join the group after self detaching for six days and getting 3 further negative tests upon his appearance in the UAE.

"We can confirm that no Rajasthan Royals or other IPL players has been in close proximity to Dishant in the past 10 days."

The 37-year-old, a left-handed hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman, made 170 runs in 25 IPL games.

He made his first-class debut in 2004 and scored 1754 runs in 50 matches at an average of 24.70 with a century and nine fifties. In 41 List A games, he scored 945 runs at 25.54 with two hundreds and four half-centuries.

The IPL is set to start on September 19 in UAE.
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