Yorkshire explain Ajmal Shahzad exit

Ajmal Shahzad
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Yorkshire reveal that Ajmal Shahzad was allowed to leave because he "threatened the positive atmosphere in squad".

Yorkshire have today revealed the reasons behind their decision to allow Ajmal Shahzad to leave the county.

The England bowler completed a switch to rivals Lancashire yesterday on a loan basis.

Shahzad had been considered an important part of the Yorkshire squad for the forthcoming County Championship season.

However, the Headingley-based side have revealed that the 26-year-old "threatened the positive atmosphere in squad".

"Wishing @AJShahzad all best with Lanky! Real shame it didn't work out. Both parties on different cricket pages but a genuine talent," read a statement on the county's Twitter page.

"Ajmal had different thoughts on how his cricket should go than club. He wasn't happy. Threatened positive atmosphere in squad.

"No one at club is happy that Ajmal has gone and we do genuinely wish him well."

Shahzad has made 12 appearances for England.

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