Shankar’s brief Worcestershire stint ends
Worcestershire have cancelled the contract of Adrian Shankar after only two weeks with the county by mutual consent.
Former Lancashire batsman Shankar signed a two-year contract on May 11, partly on the back of a successful winter playing domestic cricket in Sri Lanka.
But now the 26-year-old has parted company with Worcestershire after just two first team appearances.
He made a duck in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match with Middlesex at Lord’s and 10 not out on his LV= County Championship debut against Durham at New Road.
But Shankar suffered a knee ligament injury during fielding drills ahead of the next day’s play and was unable to play any further part in the match.
Worcestershire announced in a short statement that Shankar’s spell at New Road has come to an end.
It read: “The contract and registration of Adrian Shankar with Worcestershire County Cricket Club has today been terminated by mutual consent. Worcestershire will be making no further comment at this time.”
A further statement read: "Adrian Shankar was signed by Worcestershire CCC on the 10th May after agreeing terms."
"It quickly became evident that documents provided in order to satisfy the club's obligations to the England and Wales Cricket Board were unacceptable."
"This documentation has now been passed to West Mercia Police for investigation and no further comment will be made by the club while the investigation is taking place."