Jon Dakin claims he was wrongfully dismissed December 17, 2004

Leicestershire face more legal action

Cricinfo staff

Leicestershire are facing yet more legal action for wrongful dismissal after the allrounder Jon Dakin sought intervention from the ECB after being released.

Leicestershire did not re-engage Dakin at the end of last season, claiming that he had not fulfilled the fitness clauses in his contract. But now Dakin has asked the ECB to rule on the legality of Leicestershire's decision.

And it is not the first time that the club have found themselves at the centre of a legal wrangle over the dismissal of their players. In 2003, the club had to attend an industrial tribunal brought by two of their former players - the offspinner Carl Crowe and the wicketkeeper Neil Burns. Although the parties managed to settle out of court, some observers suggested that the players had won the moral high ground, as Leicestershire's employment practices were shown to be inadequate.