Liam Plunkett to join Surrey after outstretched relations with Yorkshire

Plunkett's move to play IPL 2018 started all the confusion.

Liam Plunkett  (Getty)

Liam Plunkett is all set to join Surrey at the end of the season after his contract with Yorkshire expires. Reportedly, tainted relations with the club is what has prompted Plunkett to make this move. Plunkett's move to play the IPL this year much to the displeasure of Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire's Director of Cricket, who had planned for the fast bowler being available started it all. 

When Plunkett returned to domestic action, he was dropped for a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Northants, a decision he criticised. "I had one bad performance," Plunkett said in June. "If they want to drop me on that... They said I wasn't ready, that I looked undercooked. I was disappointed and I let them know."

Plunkett also said that the club was reluctant regarding giving him a new deal which is also why he thought to go Surrey. "We are trying to assemble a squad that has availability and is within our budget to compete in all three domestic competitions," said Moxon. "With that in mind we are not in a position to be able to offer Liam a new contract. He has played a big part in our recent success and we obviously thank him for that and wish him well for the future."

Yorkshire could also be set to lose leg-spinner Adil Rashid who, like Plunkett, is out of contract at the end of the summer. "It's disappointing that it has come to an end but it is incredibly exciting that I've got a chance to go to another really big club and hopefully win some more silverware with them," Plunkett told yorkshireccc.com. "It's bittersweet but a new chapter."

Plunkett was a part of the England ODI squad which won the ODI series against India earlier this month. 

(Inputs from Cricbuzz)


By Anshuman Roy - 26 Jul, 2018

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