Yorkshire has canceled the contracts of the three overseas players they were due to perform in the 2020 season.
Cricket season will be suspended in England and Wales till July 1 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the structure of the season beyond that is unknown.
Spin duo Keshav Maharaj of South Africa and Ravichandran Ashwin of India were due to split Championship responsibilities between them for the White Rose, with West Indian Nicholas Pooran flying in for the T20 Blast.
Maharaj was a big hit for Yorkshire in 2019, taking 38 Championship wickets in five matches.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that the contracts for its three overseas players have been cancelled by mutual consent #OneRose
— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) April 27, 2020
Yorkshire’s players are currently on furlough while the pandemic plays out, and Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon stated: “Firstly, I appreciate the players’ understanding in this matter. We have been in regular contact with the players and their agents throughout this Covid pandemic.”
“They have been extremely professional and appreciate the uncertainty facing counties at present. We hope that we will be able to see them at Emerald Headingley in the future.”