Sussex skipper Luke Wright has signed a new deal, which will keep him at the club until the end of 2023.

Wright was Sussex’s leading run-scorer in this year’s Vitality Blast, and the third highest scorer in the entire competition.

He will remains on a white-ball deal which will see him close in on nearly two decades of service at Hove, having first joined the club from Leicestershire in 2004.

The 35-year-old was delighted to have extended his stay at the club.

He said: “I’m very happy to have signed an extension to my contract.

“I believe I have a very important role at the club both as a player and in helping the next generation of players come through.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for the club, and I sincerely hope to help get Sussex back to competing in all forms. This club is very special to me and my family.”

Sussex's performance director Keith Greenfield knows how vital Wright is to them.

He said: "Luke is an outstanding batsman in one-day cricket and his experience and skill means he continues to go from strength to strength as a player.

"He is a valuable and important person within our club and his leadership to turn us into a winning team will be essential in the coming months and years."