County News November 1, 2006

Sussex confirm Adams departure

Cricinfo staff

Chris Adams led Sussex to their second Championship title in four seasons © Getty Images

Chris Adams will be Yorkshire's captain for the 2007 season, after Sussex confirmed that they had agreed the terms under which he will be released from his contract.

"This is a sad day for the club and all our supporters," said David Green, Sussex's chairman, "but we realise that this is a great opportunity for Chris and wish him the very best of luck in his new role.

"Chris has done wonderful things for the club and has helped lay a solid foundation on which to build and we look forward to embracing the new challenges the 2007 season will bring."

Adams joined Sussex in 1998 and under his tenure as captain the club won six trophies, including the County Championship twice in four years. But at the age of 36, he has one eye on his life after retirement, and having being turned down for the role of Sussex's chief executive, he decided it was time to seek new challenges.

At Yorkshire, he will not only be captain, but head of Pro Cricket, under a four-year deal. Sussex earlier said that it was "unfortunate" that no administrative roles had been available.