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


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

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter 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 other members of the New Zealand contingent at the IPL. Instead, he will 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 (NZC) press release issued on Saturday, and “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.

Earlier this week, the Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive for Covid-19, which was the first instance of positive cases within an IPL team bubble since the 2021 season started.