Surrey have cancelled the contracts of Shadab Khan and D’Arcy Short following the postponement of Vitality Blast. The cancellation of the contracts of both players was done with mutual agreement.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have already announced that there won’t be any cricket in the country before July 1, which led to the postponement of Vitality Blast.
“I would like to thank both Shadab & D’Arcy and their management companies for their understanding of the current situation and the impact these testing times are having on our game,” said Alec Stewart, Director of Surrey cricket in a statement.
“While we continue to prepare for cricket at The Kia Oval this summer, uncertainties around restrictions and scheduling across the world and here in the UK means this is the most sensible decision for both the players and the Club for now."
Other players including Ravichandran Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran and Keshav Maharaj had their contracts cancelled with Yorkshire following mutual consent.
Surrey had also cancelled Michael Neser’s contract as the Queensland fast bowler was scheduled to play the first half of County Championship.