Michael Yardy to leave Sussex coaching role for New South Wales

The 38-year-old will leave his position at the end of July to become batting coach of the Australian state side

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Former Sussex and England allrounder Michael Yardy is to leave his coaching position at Hove to become batting coach for New South Wales.

The 38-year-old, who won the World T20 in 2010 with England in the West Indies, is to leave his role with Sussex at the end of the month before joining up with the Australian state side as batting coach.

Yardy, who won the County Championship three times in his career, combined his coaching role with being a second XI/batting coach at the start of last season, while also working as an England Young Lions batting coach.

"I'm excited about the chance to work with New South Wales," Yardy, who took up his coaching role at Hove in 2017, said.

"It was an opportunity I couldn't afford to let pass by."

Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield said: "Yards has been a hugely important and committed part of Sussex's journey for the best part of three decades in his roles as player, captain and latterly as coach.

"We wish him well with his new opportunity in Australia as he strives to become the best coach possible and, one day, a head coach. We're delighted to have helped him on his way to those goals."

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