NZ ‘keeper Seifert to replace injured Ali Khan at KKR

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert has replaced injured United States fast bowler Ali Khan at Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Seifert has been roped in as replacement for Khan, whose maiden stint at the lucrative league ended without any game time due to a side strain he suffered while playing in the Caribbean Premier League.

A report in Stuff had said Seifert’s domestic team, Northern Districts, “confirmed” that the cricketer “was another absentee” (for the upcoming Plunket Shield).

Khan, the first USA cricketer to be signed by an Indian Premier League franchise, was ruled out of the tournament on October 7.

The two-time winners had signed Khan as a replacement for the injured English seamer Harry Gurney ahead of the tournament.

The 29-year-old was also part of the title-winning Trinbago Knight Riders squad in the Caribbean Premier League, which was played in August-September.

The Pakistan-born American claimed eight wickets in the tournament.

Khan carried the side strain from the CPL into the IPL.

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