Leicestershire have announced that six players - Darren Robinson, John Maunders, Arno Jacobs, Paul Harrison, Marc Rosenberg and David Stiff - are being released at the end of the season. The county were keen to stress that the players had been released with a view to making room for new ones to be brought in.

"We are currently in negotiations with new players and I am confident that we will be in a position to announce new signings in the coming weeks," said Tim Boon, Leicestershire's coach. "We have set out our intentions through the club's recruitment and selection policy for 2008 and beyond that we want to develop the best young talent around a core group of senior role-model professionals, and that will be reflected in the players that are brought to Grace Road.

"I would like to thank those players who have not been offered new contracts for their commitment and service to the club and would also like to wish them well in the future."