Injured Kohli ruled out of Surrey stint

Published : 8:53 am  May 25, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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India Captain Virat Kohli will not play for Surrey this summer because of a neck injury, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced yesterday.

Kohli sustained the injury while playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 29-year-old batsman agreed his first ever overseas contract with Surrey in May and he was scheduled to play at least six games for the county.

It is expected Kohli will be fit for India’s Test series in England, which is due to begin on August 1.

Before then, India will play two T20 matches against Ireland, followed by three T20 internationals and three one-day internationals against England in July.

A BCCI statement said Kohli “will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.”

It added: “He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test in Bengaluru from June 15. 

Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said it was ‘hugely disappointing’ that Kohli would not be joining up with the county, but added that they ‘have to respect the decision of the BCCI Medical Team.” (BBC)