Fazakerley retires from professional cricket

Leicestershire CCC all-rounder Will Fazakerley has announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect.

The 19-year-old initially joined the club’s Academy after coming through the age group system at Sussex. He went on to sign a professional contract and made his first-class debut for Leicestershire against Sussex at Arundel.

Fazakerley, who also represented Guernsey, has decided to focus on a career outside of the game. He said: “I’d like to thank everybody for giving me the opportunity to play professional cricket but I have decided that now is the right time to pursue opportunities outside of cricket.”

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: "We fully understand Will’s decision to look for a different direction in his life outside of professional cricket and we wish him all the very best in the future."