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Yardy is Sussex vice-captain

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Michael Yardy

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England A captain Michael Yardy will be Sussex's vice-captain for the 2007 season.

All-rounder Yardy has recently returned from leading England A on their successful tour of Bangladesh where they took both the Tests and one-day series against their Bangladeshi counterparts.

Sussex captain Chris Adams said: "Having consulted both professional cricket manager, Mark Robinson, and the club's committee, we are delighted to announce that Michael Yardy will be vice-captain for this season.

"This opportunity reflects an outstanding report from Bangladesh where it is understood Michael handled the responsibilities of captaincy on and off the field in a mature fashion and a to a degree of great success.

"The appointment presents Michael with the opportunity to further his leadership skills and to strengthen his position within the team.

"We will work very closely together to ensure that we continue to raise the crossbar of performance and hope we can emulate the success of 2006."

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