Ervine to depart Hampshire

All-rounder plans Zimbabwe return

Last updated: 11th January 2011  

Ervine to depart Hampshire

Ervine: Hampshire exit

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Hampshire all-rounder Sean Ervine is to leave the Rose Bowl in order to resume his international career with Zimbabwe.

The 28-year-old is expected to be named in Zimbabwe's World Cup squad and will lose his non-overseas status in county cricket.

"International cricket is my ultimate goal," Ervine told BBC Solent.

"It's tough to leave Hampshire, which I hold as family. They've looked after me and I give them every praise possible."

Ervine, who has played 42 one-day internationals, made his debut for Hampshire in 2005 and will sign off his career with the county in the forthcoming Caribbean T20 tournament.