Taylor heads for Gloucestershire exit
Gloucestershire have not retained the services of Chris Taylor for this season.
The veteran batsman had signed a conditional contract, which was dependent on the county’s ground development plan going ahead.
But that did not happen, with planning permission was refused last month, meaning Taylor will end his 12-year association with the club.
Gloucestershire’s chief executive Tom Richardson said: “We would like to thank Chris very much for his years of service as both player and more recently fielding coach. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Taylor, 35, made his four-day debut for Gloucestershire in 2000 and has since gone on to score 9,083 first-class runs in 160 matches.
He was the club's most prolific batsman last season, scoring 1,139 runs at an average of 40.67.
His release is subject to litigation.