Northamptonshire have confirmed that David Wigley, Paul Harrison and Vishal Tripathi have not been offered new contracts and are leaving the club.
Harrison and Tripathi moved to Northampton last year while Wigley leaves having been with the club for five years. He has struggled with injury this season, and he told the club's website (www.northantscricket.com):
“It's been hugely frustrating this year, firstly with on-going injuries; then being ill and finally this determining me having to finish my time at Northants, rather than having the opportunity to let cricket influence the decision more. But I fully understand the club’s decision.
"However, I'm equally excited about the next stage of my life. I need to give huge thanks to the changing rooms of Northants and the opposition, where I have made some great friends, and this I will miss the most. I wish them all the best in the future."
Head Coach David Capel added: “I just want to say a big thank you to David for his wholehearted contribution to Northants cricket, both on and off the field. Thanks for all the hard work, performances and good natured spirit around the dressing room. We wish David all the best for his future.”
Tripathi, 22, and Harrison, 26, both played four times in the Championship this season and Capal said:
“I would like to wish both Paul and Vishal all the best for their respective futures. The Club felt it was best for them both to explore other avenues as it was likely they would not have received the number of 1st XI opportunities here at the County Ground as they may have liked.”
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