Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has left home county Yorkshire with immediate effect after 19 years.
Pontefract-born Bresnan was part of the Yorkshire side that won back-to-back Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.
At international level, he played in two Ashes series victories by England over Australia and was in the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2010.
A club statement said the 35-year-old had decided to leave “to pursue playing opportunities elsewhere.”
Bresnan’s existing contract only took him up until the end of the current season which is still to get under way because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Counties are discussing a possible start in early August with first-class and T20 Blast competitions, based on regional groups.
Bresnan, though, will not now be involved…