Rehabilitating Iyer ruled out of Lancashire’s Royal London Cup campaign

Manchester, Jul 19 (Representative) India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of his proposed stint with Lancashire for the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, the County confirmed on Monday. ‘Following discussions between the Club and the BCCI, as well as the players’ representatives, it was agreed that Iyer would remain in India ahead of his return to cricket in due course,’ the Lancashire County said in a statement. Iyer had sustained a left shoulder dislocation earlier this year during an ODI match against England in Pune and is currently undergoing rehabilitation after the required surgery.

The injury, and the subsequent surgery, ruled him out of the now-suspended IPL 2021 and India’s current assignments in England and Sri Lanka. “We are obviously very disappointed, as we were thoroughly looking forward to welcoming Shreyas to Emirates Old Trafford,” Lancashire’s director of cricket, Paul Allott, said. “Ultimately Shreyas’ long-term fitness is of paramount importance and Lancashire Cricket fully respects the decision. We wish Shreyas all the best with the remainder of his recovery, and 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,’ he added. The 26 years old Iyer also expressed his disappointment over getting ruled out and hoped to play for the club in near future. “I am gutted to not be able to play for Lancashire this summer, a club that has such history and ambition. I hope to play at Emirates Old Trafford for Lancashire at some point in the future,” he said.