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Sussex confirm departure of former England seamer

The Argus: Amjad Khan missed the whole of last season due to injury Amjad Khan missed the whole of last season due to injury

Sussex have confirmed they will not be renewing the contract of Amjad Khan.

The county had been monitoring the progress of the former England seamer over the winter after he missed the entire 2013 season with a combination of knee and wrist injuries.

Coach Mark Robinson had hinted the 33-year-old - who joined Sussex from Kent in 2011 - might be offered a new deal if he proved his fitness but the fact Luke Wright was overlooked at the IPL auction meant there was no money in the club's playing budget.

Robinson said: “Amjad will be sorely missed by everyone at the club. He's been a match-winner for us in all formats and set great examples to our younger bowlers.

“He has been unlucky with his wrist injury sustained in the final year of his contract and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Amjad said: “I'd like to thank all the players and the staff at Sussex who have helped make the last three years so enjoyable. My departure is an amicable one and I look forward to seeing my friends and former colleagues be successful in the future.”

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7:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

MikeTheMan says...

I find this news disappointing and rather odd. Clearly we have a limited budget for players but Amjad Khan is capable of being a very good Division 1 bowler. If he is fully fit I would far rather we spent our money on him than on Piolet (who is nearly 26, was released by us a few years ago and has a very moderate career record) and Lewis (who has an excellent career record but is nearly 39). I feel that a fit Amjad Khan would contribute a great deal more than Piolet and Lewis. If he is fully fit this seems a very strange decision: if there are still serious doubts about his fitness it's a different matter of course.
I find this news disappointing and rather odd. Clearly we have a limited budget for players but Amjad Khan is capable of being a very good Division 1 bowler. If he is fully fit I would far rather we spent our money on him than on Piolet (who is nearly 26, was released by us a few years ago and has a very moderate career record) and Lewis (who has an excellent career record but is nearly 39). I feel that a fit Amjad Khan would contribute a great deal more than Piolet and Lewis. If he is fully fit this seems a very strange decision: if there are still serious doubts about his fitness it's a different matter of course. MikeTheMan
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