English County Surrey offers a dirt cheap deal to Virat Kohli

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English County Surrey offers a dirt cheap deal to Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI - He might be the top earning cricketer in the world today but English county side Surrey has got Virat Kohli for a dirt cheap deal as the BCCI was keen to ensure quality game time for the India captain ahead of tour of England.

Kohli, who will not play the one-off Test against Afghanistan and two T20 Internationals against Ireland (all in June), is keen to redeem himself in the Old Blighty in pursuit of greatness.

With the BCCI wanting it’s top players to get county exposure, the deal with Surrey was finally inked only as late as this week. ADVERTISEMENT

“Contrary to popular belief that Virat will cost a bomb for Surrey, it was completely the other way round. Let’s get it clear. Surrey is paying airfare, accommodation and a very nominal match fee during the month,” a senior BCCI office-bearer privy to the deal told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

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