Surrey confirms that Virat Kohli will miss the first T20I against Ireland

Kohli's stint with Surrey clashes with India's tour to Ireland for two T20Is.

Surrey confirmed that Virat Kohli will play for them against Yorkshire, starting June 25

Virat Kohli was named by BCCI for the two T20Is against Ireland on June 27 and 29. This caused pandemonium amongst the cricketing world, as Virat Kohli is scheduled to play English county match for Surrey, against Yorkshire, which starts June 25.

Though the BCCI has not given any clarification on this matter; Surrey has confirmed to India Today, that Kohli will skip the first T20I against Ireland to play the Yorkshire match for Surrey.

He'll be playing for us in the Yorkshire game and will then be available for the second T20 in Ireland," Surrey's media wing confirmed to India Today by email.

The BCCI had left everyone confused by naming Kohli as the captain for the Ireland leg of the UK tour despite Surrey having inked a deal with the Indian captain for the month of June.

"Kohli will be available for all cricket throughout the month until the close of Surrey's trip to Scarborough to face Yorkshire," Surrey had declared in a media release.

Virat Kohli will be part of the Surrey team for 3 one-day matches and 3 four-day games, including an all-India face-off match with Cheteshwar Pujara, who is playing this season for Yorkshire.

Virat Kohli inked the deal keeping his abysmal record in England in mind and his eagerness to do better this time, as India plays 5 Tests against England starting August 1.

An official word from BCCI is still awaited.


By Jatin Sharma - 09 May, 2018

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