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Carberry leaves Leicestershire by mutual consent after troubled stint

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Former England opener Michael Carberry has departed Leicestershire by mutual consent.

The 38-year-old initially joined the Foxes on loan from Hampshire towards the end of the 2017 county summer and was installed as captain when he made the move permanent earlier this year.

Michael Carberry breaks his bat during the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG in 2014

But he was relieved of his captaincy duties at the end of May and hasn’t featured since, with batsman Paul Horton stepping in to captain the side in all three formats. Carberry was reportedly considering legal action and claimed he was not given any reason for the decision.

In a brief statement, Leicestershire wished Carberry well and said they would make no further comment.

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