Published: 1st May, 2020
Surrey County Cricket Club have cancelled the contracts of Vitality Blast overseas players Shadab Khan & D’Arcy Short for the 2020 campaign.
The ECB’s announcement that no cricket will be played in England before July 1 means the Vitality Blast, which was due to begin with a London Derby at The Kia Oval on May 28, has now been postponed.
Given the postponement of this competition and the current uncertainty around the makeup of the domestic season, Director of Cricket Alec Stewart spoke with both Shadab & Short separately and it was mutually agreed that the players’ contracts would be cancelled.
Stewart said: “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.
“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.”