County cricket: Ajmal Shahzad set to leave Sussex after two years
Last Updated: 11/07/17 10:49am
Former England bowler Ajmal Shahzad is set to leave Sussex after two years with the county side.
The 31-year-old, who played for England 15 times across all formats including one Test match, joined Sussex two years ago, but has not played any first-team matches since mid-May against South Africa.
The seamer, who's also played for Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and his native Yorkshire, with whom he started his career, will now be seeking a new challenge as he prepares to depart his fourth county team.
"I have loved my time at Sussex and I'm very grateful to everyone at the club for their support over the last few years, but I think it is clear that I and the club are going in different directions, and it suits both parties to part ways," he said.
"I'm really excited about the next stage of my career, and it is my intention to be back playing cricket as soon as possible. I have a huge amount to offer a county and I know I will be a valuable asset to someone."
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