|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Fantasy||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.
The controversy surrounding the IPL has done little to deter fans in UAE from flocking the stadiums, as they gear up to watch the Indian stars in action for the first time since 2006
ESPNcricinfo picks five players for whom this IPL is of bigger significance
The Plays of the day from the match between Kolkata and Mumbai, in Abu Dhabi
It's difficult to beat a huge talent base exposed to good facilities, and possessed of a long history of competing as a nation
The Plays of the day from the match between Chennai and Punjab in Abu Dhabi
Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results
Two talented young West Indies batsmen, full of promise when they arrived on the scene, are in danger of falling by the wayside
A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK