After testing positive for coronavirus on March 22, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Nitish Rana has now tested negative. After self-isolation follows the positive outcome, he underwent a COVID-19 test on Thursday, which came back negative. He’ll begin training soon to prepare for KKR’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 start against SunRisers Hyderabad on April 11.
Nitish Rana is scheduled to check into the KKR team hotel in Mumbai on March 21, 2021, after receiving a negative COVID report on March 19, 2021, according to KKR. He was tested on March 22, during his quarantine, as per IPL protocol, and the results showed he was positive. Since then, he has had no symptoms and is completely asymptomatic.
He isolated himself again, as per IPL protocol, and was checked today. We are pleased that he has tested negative for the disease. We expect him to join the team in training soon and be completely fit for the season’s start.
IPL 2021: Nitish Rana’s availability
After self-isolation following the positive outcome, he underwent a COVID-19 test on Thursday, which came back negative. He’ll begin training soon to prepare for the team’s first game on April 11 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nitish Rana’s recent performance in the IPL 2021
KKR would welcome the return of their star batsman, especially given his recent form. The right-handed batsman, who has represented India in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, is an essential part of the KKR batting team.
Despite his inconsistencies, he scored 352 runs in the IPL 2020. In each of the last four IPL seasons, he has scored over 300 runs.
Rana had been in a dominant form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-dayers, scoring 398 runs at a strike rate of 97.79 in seven games. He scored the fifth-most runs in the game.
BCCI SOP Says:
According to the BCCI SOP, a player who tests positive must isolate for a minimum of 10 days outside the bio-secure setting, starting on the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of the sample that resulted in a positive RT-PCR record, whichever comes first.
During the 10-day isolation period, the individual must rest and not exercise. The case should be handled by the team doctor regularly. The SOP states that if symptoms worsen during isolation, the individual must be admitted to the hospital right away.
On Days 9 and 10 of the 10-day isolation, the person will have an RT-PCR test. The person may re-enter the bio-secure environment if all test results from Days 9 and 10 are negative and he has had no symptoms for over 24 hours.
Before returning to any team activities, players must undergo a cardiac screening. To account for any false positive RT-PCR test results, serology tests for the existence of IgG antibodies will be performed on someone with a high CT value and a history of COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days.
Suppose the serology test reveals high IGG antibody levels, suggesting recent infection. In that case, a repeat RT-PCR test will be performed, and if the result is negative, they will permit the participant to re-enter the bio-bubble immediately.