England international Luke Wright has confirmed that he will not take part in the Indian Premier League, which gets underway on April 9.
The 30-year-old has previously featured in the competition for the Pune Warriors and there had been suggestions that he would return this year.
"I will not be going into this year's IPL auction," the all-rounder wrote on Twitter.
"After taking on the Sussex captaincy this year, which I'm really excited about, and with the sad and tragic loss of our teammate Hobsy, it just isn't the right time. Maybe in the future I will get another chance but not this season."
Wright made the switch to Sussex from Leicestershire in 2004.