|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Games||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.
Till 1992 there was no thought about South Africa playing in the World Cup, but Mandela's words changed that immediately. Such was the power of Mandela
Having troubled the English batsmen with his speed and accuracy, Mitchell Johnson is now preparing for the mind games ahead of the third Ashes Test in Perth
After Darren Bravo's superb effort in Dunedin, a look at some other famous match-saving innings in Tests
If India can change their bowling philosophy during a watertight tour and deliver the results, it will be an incredible achievement. Otherwise we will be back to expecting the batsmen to clean up
The ability to respond to challenges that are beyond the daily call is diminished by overkill, but that is precisely the task ahead of Cook and Co
Mitchell Johnson may not be a gigantic, horned, fire-breathing dragon with seven heads - but he could not have done much more damage if he were
Two very different men will have the honour of captaining their countries in their 100th Test with the Ashes at stake