(REUTERS) – WATFORD defender Adrian Mariappa said he was shocked at testing positive for the coronavirus, having strictly followed Britain’s social distancing guidelines and not shown any symptoms.The Premier League said on Tuesday that six people from three different clubs had tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample of 748 and Watford had confirmed three positive cases.“Ever since I got my positive result back on Tuesday, I’ve been scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus,” Mariappa, 33, told the Telegraph.“It was a big surprise because I haven’t really left the house, apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids. I’ve mainly just been homeschooling and keeping fit.“My lifestyle is very quiet, so I really don’t know how I got it. Like most people, we’ve been having more deliveries of food and things, so maybe that’s one way, and my partner has been to the supermarket a few times.”Mariappa, who will have to self-isolate for seven days in line with Premier League guidelines, said he was in the best shape of his career and looking forward to returning to training.“I’ve felt as fit as ever, probably fitter because I’ve been working really hard. I’ve been following my training programme and I’ve not felt out of breath or ill, or anything.”The Premier League hopes to restart its season in June, having been suspended since mid-March. Watford are due to return to training this week but skipper Troy Deeney has said he will not be present out of concern for his son’s health.
Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 13th June 2018 | By contenteditor Marathonbet has signalled its “intention as a global brand” after becoming Premier League champions Manchester City’s first-ever global betting partner Marathonbet ‘signals intention’ with Man City deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marathonbet has signalled its “intention as a global brand” after becoming Premier League champions Manchester City’s first-ever global betting partner.Marathonbet will provide the matchday betting offering at City’s Etihad Stadium, with branded betting kiosks, for supporters once the 2018/19 season kicks off in August.The online bookmaker will also provide the club’s fans with exclusive digital content themed around the first team fixtures and pre-match previews. Supporters will also get the chance to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences through the partnership.Marathonbet was the partner of City’s local rivals, Manchester United, until last month.Natalia Zavodnik, chief executive at Marathonbet, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this global partnership with one of the most exciting clubs in world football.“The club share our ideas of innovation and providing their supporters and football fans alike with extraordinary odds, markets and experiences; something we saw with their record breaking 2017/18 season.“This announcement is a marker of our intention as a global brand and we can’t wait to get started.”Damian Willoughby, senior vice-president of partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marathonbet to Manchester City.“Marathonbet shares our commitment to providing fans across the world with the best possible matchday experience, whether that’s at the Etihad Stadium or following around the world through digital platforms.“Marathonbet has a great history of innovation and we excited by their plans to engage with City fans through this new partnership.”Related article: Marathonbet returns in Russia