Virat Kohli’s Surrey move off after India captain suffers neck injury

New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli’s eagerly-anticipated stint with Surrey will not go ahead due to a neck injury.

Kohli, cricket’s biggest global star, was due to playfor the Brown Caps throughout the month of June in what would have been his first ever overseas contract

But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced he is no longer available after suffering the neck problem in an Indian Premier League match last week.

“This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI medical team, subsequent scans and a specialist visit,” read a BCCI statement. “The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI medical team.”

Kohli is scheduled to undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on 15 June and the BCCI expects him to be fully fit for the tour of England.

India begin their tour of England in July with three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals. They then take on the hosts in a five-test series starting in August.

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