IPL 2021 – KKR’s Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19 and will be treated in Chennai before returning to New Zealand


The New Zealand cricketer failed both his pre-departure tests, and “is experiencing moderate symptoms”

New Zealand’s Tim Seifert, who was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad at the curtailed 2021 edition of the IPL, has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, he will not be on the charter flight with his fellow cricketers and other members of the New Zealand contingent at the IPL, and instead stay in isolation in Ahmedabad as he awaits transfer to Chennai, where he will be treated at a private hospital.

Seifert failed both his pre-departure PCR tests, according to a New Zealand Cricket press statement on Saturday, and the “immediate advice is that he is experiencing moderate symptoms”. The statement said that Seifert had returned seven negative tests in the ten days leading up to his pre-departure protocols.