Chris Taylor leaves Gloucestershire

February 7, 2012
County Ground

by Ruth Sharville

Chris Taylor the former Gloucestershire captain has left Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

The exact reason for his departure is unclear but it relates to a clause in Taylor’s contract relating to the redevelopment of the ground.

The club has been attempting to gain planning permission for work at the county ground in Nevil Road, but were refused permission last month. It was thought that Taylor’s contract was based on the condition that the ground development plan went ahead.

Taylor, who was captain of the club in 2004-05 will be remembered fondly by the locals, as he amassed over 14,000 runs for the county. Along with being a playing member of the staff, Taylor also acted as Gloucestershire’s fielding coach in his later years at the club. Taylor has been rated as one of the best fielders on the county circuit for some time.

A statement on Gloucestershire’s website has stated that Taylor’s release was now subject to litigation after the player has claimed unfair dismissal.

Gloucestershire remain in division two of the County Championship and will be relying heavily on their younger players in 2012 in order for the club to push for promotion.

The Scoop 07/02/2012

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