Kishen Velani leaves Essex County Cricket Club

Kishen Velani has left Essex. Picture: ARCHANT

Kishen Velani has left Essex. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Su Anderson

Essex batsman Kishen Velani has left the County Champions after his contract expired.

Velani came through the Essex Academy, making his first-team debut in the final Championship match of 2013.

The 23-year-old featured for England U19 at the 2012 World Cup and went on to make 11 first-class, 10 List A and 16 T20 appearances for Essex.

The Newham-born player also featured heavily for Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club as they clinched the Royal London Club Championship in September at The Cloudfm County Ground.

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Head coach Chris Silverwood said: “It always difficult to make these decisions, especially when it is someone who is Essex born and bred and came through the Academy system.

“Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite worked out for Kish but I thank him for all his efforts during his time with the club and wish him well for the future.”

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