Notts to lose Siddle
Nottinghamshire's overseas signing Peter Siddle will leave the club next month after being recalled by Australia.
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Siddle, 29, is the club's leading wicket-taker in the LV= County Championship this season with 24 scalps in eight matches and was initially due to be available for the whole season.
But Cricket Australia have utilised a clause in the seamer's central contract to end his spell at Trent Bridge once the four-day game against Lancashire, starting on July 13, ends.
"Peter has been played a big part in some positive team performances in the LV= County Championship," said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.
"It's a reality of signing centrally contracted players that their national boards have control of their availability and we appreciate the reasons behind this decision.
"I'd like to thank Peter for his contribution so far this season and have no doubt that he will continue to perform in the remaining time he has as a Nottinghamshire player."
News of Siddle's departure has been mitigated by Nottinghamshire's signing of New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin for one-day cricket.
Franklin will be available for seven NatWest t20 Blast matches as well as the Royal London One-Day Cup campaign.
"James has been recommended to us by Stephen Fleming and Andre Adams as a player that fits the bill for us in terms of talent and versatility," added Newell.
"He'll bat in the lower middle order for us but he has batted much higher in T20 cricket around the world.
"A player like James gives us lots of options as he can play as one of our three main quick bowlers or take an all-rounder spot so he's not directly threatening the selection of any particular individual."
Franklin has previously played in county cricket with Gloucestershire, Glamorgan and Essex.