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KKR batsman Seifert checks constructive for Covid; stranded in India


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Tim Seifert has examined constructive for Covid-19 and isn’t travelling with New Zealand’s IPL gamers again house, a press release from the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Saturday.


The opening batsman, at the moment in Ahmedabad, shall be flown to Chennai the place he’ll endure therapy in the identical hospital the place Australian Michael Hussey, the Chennai Tremendous Kings batting coach, is being handled earlier than returning to New Zealand.


“Tim Seifert has examined constructive for COVID-19 and won’t be travelling again to New Zealand on the constitution flight with New Zealand’s different Indian Premier League gamers, help workers and commentators,” mentioned a press release from New Zealand Cricket on Saturday.


“Seifert, who represented Kolkata Knight Riders within the IPL, failed each his pre-departure PCR checks and consequently shall be taken into quarantine. Speedy recommendation is that he’s experiencing average signs,” the assertion added.


Seifert turns into the third participant to check constructive after spinner Varun Chakravarthy and tempo bowler Sandeep Warrier.


Each Chakravarthy and Warrier had been the primary ones to check constructive within the IPL earlier this week. Following extra constructive checks, within the camps of Chennai Tremendous Kings (Michael Hussey and L Balaji), Delhi Capitals (Amit Mishra) and SunRisers Hyderabad (Wriddhiman Saha) a day later, the IPL was indefinitely postponed on Tuesday.


“As soon as Seifert has undergone therapy and the statutory interval of isolation and has examined adverse for Covid-19, he shall be transferred again to New Zealand the place he’ll endure the necessary 14-day interval of managed isolation,” added the NZC assertion.


NZC chief government David White mentioned Seifert had returned seven adverse checks within the 10 days main as much as his pre-departure protocols, and was assured he could be receiving the most effective of care from his franchise.


“Since receiving the information, we have organised help for Tim and have additionally — through the gamers affiliation, been in touch along with his household to make sure they’re stored totally knowledgeable and up to date on developments,” mentioned White.


One of many two constitution flights transporting New Zealand’s IPL contingent again house has already departed India, and the opposite is scheduled to depart on Saturday after being delayed for logistical causes.


–IANS


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