Leicestershire and Sehwag part company

Wisden Cricinfo staff

July 24, 2003

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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.

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