sport news Surrey complete Virat Kohli coup by signing the India captain on a one-month ...

Surrey have completed the marquee signing of India captain Virat Kohli on a one-month deal.

Kohli, cricket's biggest global star, has agreed to join the Brown Caps throughout June in a deal that will be seen as one of the biggest coups in recent county history.

News of Kohli's first domestic deal on foreign soil is the latest example of a relaxation in attitude from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Surrey have completed the marquee signing of India captain Virat Kohli on a one-month deal

Surrey have completed the marquee signing of India captain Virat Kohli on a one-month deal

The BCCI has also allowed Cheteshwar Pujara (Yorkshire), Ishant Sharma (Sussex) and Varun Aaron (Leicestershire) to sign as overseas players in England this year.

The 29-year-old averages more than 50 in all three formats for India and is ranked as the top one-day batsman in the world.

Kohli said: 'It has long been an ambition of mine to play county cricket and I am thankful to (director of cricket) Alec Stewart and Surrey for allowing me the opportunity to join them during their 2018 season. I can't wait to get to the Kia Oval.'

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