According to this story today on Cricinfo, not content with denying Northants fans the glory of Sehwag in full flow, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appear to have withdrawn their No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for all their players.
The BCCI claim that this is because of concerns over players' workloads ahead of the World Cup in 2011, but could it be that its because of Lalit Modi having yet another hissy fit about England not moving the final round of championship games so they don't clash with 'his' Champions League?
Well either way its bitterly disappointing for Surrey fans, Chawla is a thrilling prospect and I'm certain he would've collected plenty of wickets and biffed a few runs as well. I'm gutted. I've no idea where Surrey go from here on the overseas front, but at least we won't be re-signing Pedro Collins.
UPDATE: Apparently BBC says Surrey have not been contacted about Chawla, so maybe its just Sehwag....who knows?!
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