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Shadab's Surrey contract cancelled due to COVID-19

Shadab's Surrey contract cancelled due to COVID-19

Pakistan’s star leg-spinner Shadab Khan and explosive opener from Australia D’Arcy Short will not turn out for Surrey in the upcoming English T20 Blast. The contracts of both players have been canceled in the event of the postponement of the domestic season.

It was mutually agreed to cancel their contracts. Shadab and Short were signed in October at the end of the 2019 season, the county said in a statement as no cricket to be played in England until July.

Director of cricket Alec Stewart said: “I would like to thank both Shadab and D’Arcy and their management companies for their understanding of the current situation and the impact these testing times are having on our game.

“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.”