Tim Seifert now Covid-negative after KKR stint, will soon fly back to New Zealand


He tested positive for Covid-19 after IPL 2021 was indefinitely suspended, and was recuperating in Chennai

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has confirmed that wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert has tested negative for Covid-19. Stead also said that Seifert, who was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in IPL 2021, will be leaving India shortly. He had returned a positive test after the tournament was suspended in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across teams.

“I heard from Tim just a little while ago. I think the really encouraging thing is he’s tested negative and my understanding is he’s on a flight out of India pretty quickly as well,” Stead said in a virtual interaction with the media after arriving in the UK for a two-Test series against England and the World Test Championship final against India.