India batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the Lancashire’s Royal London Cup campaign announced the club on Monday.
“Following discussions between the Club & the BCCI, as well as the player’s representatives, it was agreed that Iyer would remain in India ahead of his return to cricket in due course”, Lancashire said in a statement.
Shreyas Iyer had sustained a shoulder injury during the ODI series against England & after that he underwent surgery. As a result, Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL 2021. He is on the road to recovery after undergoing shoulder surgery & was named in a list of 45 cricketers announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association for a fitness camp ahead of the start of domestic cricket.
“I am gutted to be not being able to play for Lancashire this summer, a club that has such history & ambition. I hope to play at Emirates Old Trafford for Lancashire at some point in the future”, Shreyas Iyer quoted as saying.
Director of Cricket, Paul Alott said, “We are obviously very disappointed, as we were thoroughly looking forward to welcoming Shreyas to Emirates Old Trafford. Ultimately Shreyas’ long-term fitness is of paramount importance & Lancashire Cricket fully respects the decision. We wish Shreyas all the best with the remainder of his recovery & from the conversations which I have had with the player, believe that this is an arrangement he would be keen to revisit again in the future”.
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer said that he will be available for Delhi Capitals when the IPL 2021 resumes in the UAE in the mid of September. The remainder of the IPL 2021 is all set to be played in the UAE from September 19 to October 15.