August 1, 2012
Michael Yardy has stepped down from his role as captain of Sussex County Cricket Club with immediate effect. Irish batsman Ed Joyce will take over for the remainder of the season.
Yardy took on the captaincy on the South coast in 2009, and in that year led the side to glory in the Pro40 League, and Twenty20 cup. In 2010 Yardy was part of the England team that won the Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados.
In 2011 Yardy had two spells out of the game after suffering with depression.
Speaking about his decision to step down Yardy said: “I have decided to step down as captain in order to concentrate on my own game. There are many things I still wish to achieve as a player which will also hopefully help contribute to the team winning more silverware.”
Ed Joyce will take charge of the side for the first time in a four day match starting today at Hove. Sussex are still in contention for all three titles this year with just under two months of the season left.
The Scoop 01/08/12