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Yorkshire yet to name skipper

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Chris Adams

Adams decided not to join Yorkshire

Yorkshire are still waiting to appoint a new captain a fortnight after Chris Adams reneged on an agreement to take on the job.

Adams left the Headingley club in limbo after deciding to stay with Liverpool Victoria county champions Sussex rather than relocate to the north of England.

Yorkshire’s desire to bring in an experienced skipper has subsequently been hampered by most top players on the domestic scene being under contract for next season.

Their hope that the new captain would also take on the additional role of director of professional cricket may also restrict the number of candidates, especially after Adams rejected the role.

Yorkshire explained the former England international thought the role was “too much, too soon.”

But the vacant captaincy is not the only current uncertainty at the county.

Former captain David Byas is yet to say whether he will accept the new post of director of cricket development and Yorkshire have still not resolved the issue surrounding leading batsman Anthony McGrath, who wants to leave the club.

The uncertainty over McGrath’s future combined with the departure of batsmen Michael Lumb for Hampshire and Darren Lehman’s retirement from county cricket means Yorkshire would ideally sign another batsman as captain.

One batsman who will play for Yorkshire next season is Pakistan’s Younis Khan who continues to enjoy impressive form for his country after making fifties in both innings to help secure a draw in the second Test with West Indies in Multan.

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