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IPL 2020: Seifert replaces injured Ali Khan in Kolkata Knight Riders squad

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

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New Zealand's Tim Seifert bats during 4th T20 international between India and New Zealand in Wellington. Photo: AP | PTI
New Zealand's Tim Seifert bats during 4th T20 international between India and New Zealand in Wellington. Photo: AP | PTI

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert has replaced injured USA fast bowler Ali Khan at IPL franchise

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

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

Khan, who had become the first USA cricketer to be signed by an franchise, was ruled out of the tournament on October 7.

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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 had picked up eight wickets in the tournament.

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

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, October 18 2020. 15:45 IST