Neck injury rules Kohli out of Surrey stint

A neck injury has put paid to Virat Kohli's hopes of featuring for Surrey in June.

India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli   -  Getty Images

Virat Kohli has been ruled out of a stint with Surrey due to a neck injury sustained in the Indian Premier League.

India captain Kohli, whose expected move to England would have represented a first ever overseas contract, picked up the issue in the IPL clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad last Thursday.

A statement from the BCCI read: "Mr Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating.

"This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI Medical team, subsequent scans, and a specialist visit.

"The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team.

"He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15. The BCCI Medical Team is confident that Mr Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India's upcoming tours to Ireland and England."