Sports Desk: India skipper Virat Kohli will miss his much-hyped county stint for Surrey due to a neck injury, which he suffered while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League 2018.
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Earlier, it was reported that Kohli's stint in County cricket will be curtailed but now Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that the 29-year-old will give it a pass due to fitness issues.
“Virat suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17 May 2018 in Bengaluru,” said BCCI in a statement.
“Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating,” BCCI added.
The No.1 ODI batsman was to make his County debut against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl in Southampton from 9 to 12 June. The second match was to be played against Somerset from 20-23 June at Guildford.