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Director of cricket David Byas has left Yorkshire by mutual consent.

The club is undergoing a restructure which will see the creation of two new roles - director of professional cricket and director of cricket operations - and Byas has decided, after weeks of discussions, he does not fit into those plans.

It is a second close-season blow to the county, who agreed a deal in November for Chris Adams to captain and coach the side, only for him to perform a U-turn two weeks later and stay with Liverpool Victoria County Championship winners Sussex.

A statement from Yorkshire said: “After several meetings it has been decided, for reasons of mutual benefit, that David will not play a role in the new structure and will move on from the club with immediate effect.”

Yorkshire chief executive Stewart Regan added: “The club would like to thank David for his service to Yorkshire.

“Under his leadership the club were promoted to the first division of the county championship in 2005.

“He has also overseen the development of a number of the county’s emerging prospects.

“The club is going through a major change process both on and off the field and both David and the club agree that it is time for a new structure.

“David has been a great servant to this club over the years and we wish him well in his future. I know David’s best wishes remain with the club.”

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