Wednesday 16 April 2008 

Ryan Harris Withdrawn From Sussex County Opener

Sussex County Cricket Club can, this afternoon, confirm that Ryan Harris was withdrawn from the LV County Championship game against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl today. The withdrawal followed media speculation that he has signed a three year contract with Queensland Bulls.

SCCC have registered Ryan to play County Cricket for Sussex this season based on him qualifying through holding a British passport and meeting current ECB regulations. However, SCCC are now seeking clarification on what basis he may have signed for Queensland Bulls for the next three years.

Gus Mackay, Chief Executive, commented: “Naturally it is disappointing that Ryan was withdrawn minutes before the start of play. We are currently working with the relevant authorities and their lawyers in the hope of resolving the situation.”

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