Giving an update on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Tim Seifert, who had returned positive for Covid-19, the Kiwi side head coach Gary Stead has said that despite the difficult situation, the cricketer is in a better space as there is a plan around him.
Notably, Seifert had to miss his flight to New Zealand along with the rest of his teammates as he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Speaking at a press conference in New Zealand, Stead said: “He’s in that difficult situation of being over there and sort of isolated a little bit as well. Obviously, it was distressing early on to get that news but I think he’s in a much better space now that there is a plan around him.”
Seifert was slated to stay in isolation in Ahmedabad and was supposed to move to Chennai for a treatment at a private hospital, before making his way back home.
“Seifert, who represented the Kolkata Knight Riders 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,” the NZC statement had said on Saturday.
“Once Seifert has undergone treatment and the statutory period of isolation and has tested negative for COVID-19, he will be transferred back to New Zealand where he will undergo the mandatory 14-day period of managed isolation,” it further added.