IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Rider batsman Nitish Rana test negative for COVID-19


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Kolkata Knight Rider batsman Nitish Rana has been tested negative for COVID-19 after returning positive on March 22. Having undergone self-isolation after the positive result, he underwent a COVID-19 test on Thursday and tested negative.

Nitish Rana has been cleared to train and expected to be fully fit ahead of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).

“Nitish Rana had checked into the KKR team hotel in Mumbai, on March 21, 2021, with a negative COVID report which was done on March 19, 2021. As per IPL protocol, he was tested on March 22, during his quarantine and the report showed that he was positive. He has had no symptoms and has been completely asymptomatic since,” Kolkata Knight Riders said in a statement.

“Again as per IPL protocol, he isolated himself and was tested again today. We are glad to report that he has tested negative. We expect him to start training with the team shortly and be fully fit well before the start of the season,” the statement further added.

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