Travis Head has deferred his overseas contract with Sussex until next season.

The county have confirmed the Australia star will not be in this country this year.

But he is set to appear in 2021 – and his time with the club is not expected to end there.

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie said: “We are delighted to announce that Travis has committed to us for next year.

“It is clear that this season is going to be difficult and we are keen to develop a longer-term relationship between Travis and the club, so this suits both parties.

“We look forward to seeing Travis at Hove next season."

Head said: “Whilst it is very disappointing, it is clear that there are many difficulties surrounding the 2020 English domestic cricket season and we all agree this is in the best interests of all concerned.

“I very much hope some domestic cricket is played in England this summer and I look forward to playing my part in 2021.”