Dalrymple confirms Glamorgan exit
Jamie Dalrymple is to leave Glamorgan with immediate effect following the club’s decision to appoint Alviro Petersen as captain for the 2011 season.
Former Middlesex and England all-rounder Dalrymple joined the county in November 2007 and took over as skipper at the start of 2009.
However, he has now followed the lead of director of cricket Matthew Maynard, who resigned his position yesterday.
“I have today resigned from Glamorgan County Cricket Club with immediate effect," Dalrymple said in a statement.
"I have done so because Glamorgan have effectively dismissed me by removing the captaincy from me, recruiting a new post above Matthew Maynard and me, recruiting a new overseas player and captain in Alviro Petersen.
"All of this without consultation or prior notification with me. This has rendered my position at the club untenable.
“The first I knew of any of these fundamental management and cricket decisions was on Monday afternoon when the chairman Paul Russell phoned to inform me of a fait accompli."
Glamorgan narrowly missed out on promotion from Division Two of the LV= County Championship in 2010. However, they finished bottom of their Clydesdale Bank 40 group and also struggled in the Friends Provident t20.
Dalrymple added: "I understand the club's right to remove the captaincy at their discretion and I recognise that the results in one-day cricket are not yet at a level we were happy with."