New Zealand test cricket batsman Tim Seifert has tried positive for COVID-19 and has been declined authorisation to load up a bringing home departure from India to New Zealand.
Seifert was among a gathering of New Zealand players and care staff from the suspended Indian Premier League who were set up for a contract trip to New Zealand on Saturday. He bombed the two his pre-flight tests and has been taken into isolate, New Zealand Cricket said in an explanation.
The assertion said Seifert, who has been playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, is encountering moderate indications. Seifert will be dealt with while in isolate and should return a negative test prior to being permitted to get back to New Zealand, where he faces a further 14 days of oversaw isolation.
NZC CEO David White said Seifert had tried negative multiple times in the previous 10 days prior to bombing his pre-departure tests. White said he is sure the player will be all around focused on while in isolate.
“It’s really unfortunate for Tim and we’ll do everything for him that we can from this end,” said by White.
“Hopefully he will be able to test negative and be cleared and approved for discharge as soon as he’s well again. 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.”
One of two flights conveying the New Zealanders home has now left India yet the different was postponed and will leave later Saturday. Players on board the two flights will be tried on the way and should wear veils and social distance.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, colleagues Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner and group physiotherapist Tommy Simsek, who are wanting to travel to England on Tuesday, have been moved from the India capital Delhi to the Maldives while they anticipate their outward flight.
The four will detach in England prior to joining the New Zealand group for its two-test arrangement against England and for the World Test Championship last against India. The New Zealand-based individuals from the group will travel to England next week.The choice to move the gathering to the Maldives followed counsel their takeoff from Delhi may be deferred.