Chris Jordan will not play for Sussex at Hampshire tonight despite being left out of the England team for the second Test yesterday.
England have asked for Jordan, left, not to play in the NatWest T20 Blast match at the Ageas Bowl but the all-rounder is expected to be available for the Championship clash with Warwickshire at Horsham on Monday.
Coach Mark Robinson said: “Obviously we want Chris to play all the time but you have got to do what is right for the player.
“If we were fourth or fifth and still had a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals then we might be knocking on the door asking if he could play.
“But because of our position it is probably better that Chris plays some more red-ball cricket so hopefully he will be all right for Monday.”
Sussex will also be missing overseas star Yasir Arafat for the second game in a row due to a groin injury meaning Steve Magoffin – who made his debut in the win over Glamorgan on Tuesday – is likely to play again.
Rory Hamilton-Brown, James Anyon and Mike Yardy are also ruled out but Jon Lewis is likely to come back into the squad following injury.
Sussex are currently sixth in the south division and would need to win their final two games and hope other results go their way to qualify for the quarter-finals.