The confrontation of Michael Carberry with Leicestershire has come to an end by "mutual consent", with the former England starter ready to leave the club for which he did not play since he was fired as captain in May.
Carberry, who moved to Grace Road at the end of the 2017 season, was named captain last October, but it lasted less than half a season before Paul Nixon, the head coach, replaced him with Paul Horton after a Internal review.
Explaining his decision at the time, Nixon said that Carberry's leadership had been "more reactive than proactive," and that he would take a brief break from the game.
"It was a huge decision, the most difficult decision of my career." Nixon said. "Michael is a fantastic man with great integrity and he is a member of this massively valued team and we are desperate to get him back in. He's going to have a little break, clear his head and round it out, and maybe we were the ones who asked too much. of him in the first place.
"But he has already made this club advance with the things he has done and his attitude, and it was a very difficult decision to make, but we believe that the correct one is advancing."
Carberry's career had been at a crossroads when he left Hampshire after undergoing cancer treatment in 2016. He had reportedly been considering legal action against Leicestershire, but that perspective has now been removed.
] In a brief statement, the club added: County Cricket Club and Michael Carberry agreed to separate from the company by mutual agreement.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club wishes to wish Michael all the best for the future. The club will not comment further. "