Tim Seifert Tests Positive for Covid 19, won’t leave for New Zealand
After the suspension of IPL 2021 by BCCI, all the NZ players were scheduled to depart for their home but amidst this pandemic, Kiwi batsman Tim Seifert has been tested positive for Covid 19 & due to the same reason he had missed his charter flight to home. Seifert, who represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL, failed both his pre-departure PCR tests and as a result will be taken into quarantine. Immediate advice is that he is experiencing moderate symptoms.
Two charter flights were supposed to leave for New Zealand transporting KIWI players. One has already left & another one will be leaving this evening due to unavoidable delay. Seifert, who represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL, failed both his pre-departure PCR tests and as a result will be taken into quarantine. Immediate advice is that he is experiencing moderate symptoms.
He is currently awaiting transfer to Chennai, where he will be treated in the same private hospital in which former Australian player Michael Hussey has been staying since testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. NZC chief executive David White said Seifert had returned seven negative tests in the 10 days leading up to his pre-departure protocols and was confident he would be receiving the best of care from his franchise.
“It’s really unfortunate for Tim and we’ll do everything for him that we can from this end, and hopefully he will be able to test negative and be cleared and approved for discharge as soon as he’s well again,”said White in an official statement.
“Since receiving the news, we’ve organised support for Tim and have also – via the players association, been in contact with his family to ensure they’re kept fully informed and updated on developments,”he added.
White said he was grateful to the BCCI and the IPL franchises for organising the charter flights and medical assistance.