New Zealand’s Tim Seifert Tests Negative For COVID-19
New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) squad for IPL 2021is returning home from India after being negative for COVID-19.
IPL 2021: KKR’s Tim Seifert tests negative for COVID-19, headed to New Zealand;
— InsideSport (@InsideSportIND) May 18, 2021
Seifert was not able to fly back in his hometown immediately and needed to stay in India while waiting for his test results.
— BCABA Network (@BcabaNetwork) May 24, 2021
New Zealand’s Coach Gary Stead
Coach Gary Stead of New Zealand was delighted about the news and said that it is an encouraging sign that Seifert tested negative and was able to fly back at his home town.
IPL 2021: Tim Seifert tests negative for Covid-19, on his way back home https://t.co/sTjqZG8IGb
— TOI Sports News (@TOISportsNews) May 18, 2021
“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.
“I don’t know how long it’s going to take him to get back to New Zealand or where he’s heading via, but it’s great news for Tim, that for a start his health is on the improve anyway, to the point where he’s not testing positive any more,” he added.
— Jeetbuzz (@jeetbuzz) May 18, 2021
Arrived in Southampton
Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, and Mitchell Santner and two staff members — physio Tommy Simsek and trainer Chris Donaldson has arrived in Southampton from a Maldives after the IPL 2021 was suspend due to the horrific COVID-19 ahead of the two test series against England.