KKR spinner Sunil Narine & all-rounder Andre Russell have safely arrived in the Caribbean after the postponement of the IPL 2021. Cricket West Indies on Sunday has confirmed that the Windies player Sunil Narine & Andre Russell have arrived in the Caribbean. Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny has also thanked the BCCI & IPL teams for arranging safe travel for their players.
“Our players, along with the West Indians who were a part of the TV Production are now safely back in the Caribbean. We are grateful to the BCCI & IPL Franchises for arranging their safe travel back to the Caribbean so quickly”, Cricket West Indies tweeted.
Meanwhile KKR pacer Prasidh Krishna has tested positive for COVID-19. Krishna is the fourth player from the KKR franchise along with Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier & Tim Seifert to test positive for COVID-19.
New Zealand’s all-rounder Tim Seifert is still in India. Once Tim Seifert has undergone treatment & served the compulsory period of isolation along with returning negative for COVID-19. He will then be transferred back to New Zealand where he will serve the mandatory 14 days period of isolation.
New Zealand Chief Executive David White had said that Seifert had returned seven negative tests in the 10 days leading up to his pre-departure protocols & was confident that he would be getting the best of care from the KKR franchise.
“It’s really unfortunate for Tim & we will do everything for him that we can do from our end. Hopefully, he will be able to test negative & be cleared for discharge as soon as he is well again”, David White had said in an Official Statement.
Earlier last week a sudden outbreak of COVID-19 into the bio-bubbles has raised concerns for the BCCI. The players & support staff of various franchises has tested positive for COVID-19. Thus BCCI along with IPL GC unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 indefinitely, keeping in mind the safety of all involved in the league.