Michael Yardy, the Sussex captain and England limited-overs allrounder, has been given another rest period by the county to aid his treatment for depression.

Yardy was forced to return home early from England's World Cup campaign in March and he missed the first month of the county season with the illness. He then returned to action in the CB40 match against Netherlands, at Hove, on May 2 and played his first Championship game against Nottinghamshire the following week.

Though Yardy played in last Friday's Friends Life t20 match against Middlesex at Hove he left the field after he had bowled his four overs. His absence was explained as a groin niggle at the time.

He will now miss Sussex's t20 match against Somerset at Hove on as he has been given a further period of time out of cricket. A statement issued by the club said that Yardy expects to return to action soon: "Michael has played a lot of cricket over the last six weeks and feels that a short break now will assist his continued recovery, and enable him to return to competitive action soon."