Fourth player from KKR squad tests positive for COVID-19

Due to several players, support staff and other personnel getting infected inside the bio-secure bubbles, the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League already stands suspended.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 8 May 2021 2:53 pm

In a recent update, another player from the Kolkata Knight Riders squad has tested positive. Earlier Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier has tested positive before the IPL was indefinitely postponed. On Saturday, early morning KKR overseas player Tim Seifert was tested positive and now it is speedster Prasidh Krishna. He is now the fourth player to return positive result for the infection.

The 25-year-old was named as a standby player on Friday in India's squad for ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand as well as the five-Test series against England that follows.

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"He (Prasidh) is down with COVID-19. The results have come in and he tested positive," a source close to the development was quoted in an ANI report. Earlier on Saturday, it was learnt that New Zealand cricketer Tim Seifert also tested positive for COVID-19 and he will have to stay back in India.

Commenting on the Kiwi player, New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said: "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."

"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.

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