At Edgbaston until the end of the summer August 8, 2007

Doshi signs for Warwickshire

Cricinfo staff

Nayan Doshi, who walked out on Surrey last month, has signed for Warwickshire for the remainder of the summer.

Doshi, 28, quit The Oval after becoming frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities. He had become labeled as a one-day specialist, and was particularly effective in Twenty20 cricket where he had taken 53 wickets in 20 matches.

Doshi was drafted straight into Warwickshire's squad for their Championship match against Sussex at Hove but did not make the final XI after he was ruled ineligible by ECB umpires before the start of play on Wednesday.

The ECB later said he was ineligible under Regulation 4.3 of the ECB conditions: "To transfer a registration between two first class counties in one season there must be agreement between the two first class counties involved."

Surrey released their own statement to say they had de-registered him as a player: "As such, Doshi is a free agent. We are awaiting advice from our lawyers as to the interpretation of all the issues involved, and will make a full statement on receipt of that advice."