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Sussex cricketer will leave Club

The cricketer will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Sussex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Monty Panesar will be allowed to leave the Club at the end of the season.

The Club recently investigated the player after an incident took place on Monday, August 5 where both parties reached an agreement.

Monty will become a free agent as of Friday, September 27, 2013.

Sussex have agreed to Monty's request to play on loan for a club in Division Two for the rest of the season.

Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket, said “Having reviewed the whole situation the Club has agreed that Monty be released from his contract. This will give him every opportunity to put his personal and professional life back on track.”

BREAKING NEWS: Kent cricketer to lead England

James Tredwell Credit: PA

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of tonight's second Twenty20 international against New Zealand, meaning James Tredwell will lead the side.

Morgan, who was deputising as skipper with Stuart Broad rested, has suffered a hand injury and England will now turn to Kent spinner Tredwell as a third option.

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Cricket appeals for more supporters

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Ageas Bowl death charge

A company has been charged after a builder was killed when a concrete wall fell on him at a cricket ground in Hampshire.

Phillip Carsley died on 8 February, 2010. Concrete from building works on two new stands fell on him whilst he was working at the Ageas Bowl.

I have now concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Ian Gould, director of Prefix Limited, the company contracted to install concrete units in the ground, with gross negligence manslaughter and two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. I have also concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Andrew Scott Limited, the company project-managing the construction of the spectator stands, with two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

– Zoe Martin, Specialist Prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division

Both companies are due to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates' Court on 3 July, 2013.

Cricketer back in the classroom for maths lesson

Liam Dawson and the "mathletes" Credit: Ageas Bowl

Hampshire all-rounder, Liam Dawson has, today, been using sport to inspire young people to apply mathematics to everyday life.

Dawson spent the morning at Southampton’s Springhill Catholic Primary School, doing cricket-based activities with more than 120 children, mostly aged 8-9, across four different sessions. The “mathletes” then worked out a range of mathematical equations based on the activities they had undergone.

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