|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Wisden Cricinfo staff
July 24, 2003
As had widely been expected, Virender Sehwag's contract with Leicestershire has been cancelled by mutual consent.
Sehwag has been suffering from a sore back, and a scan revealed a disc problem which requires a few weeks rest in order for him to be fit in time India's series against New Zealand.
"We have both agreed that it is in his and the club's best interests that he returns home to link up with the Indian team's medical people," Phil Whitticase, Leicestershire's coach told the county's website. "His long-term health and fitness are of paramount importance."
Latika Khaneja , Sehwag's manager, said that the injury was not serious but that "Sehwag felt it will be better to heal in time for the forthcoming cricket season."
Leicestershire are believed to be trying to sign Australian Matt Nicholson as his replacement.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player
Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament
Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level
Both teams face contrasting opponents in their next Test series. While West Indies will be tested against stronger teams, Bangladesh have it easier but without much to gain