Luke Wright steps down as Sussex T20 captain

Former England all-rounder Luke Wright has stepped down as Sussex’s T20 captain.

Wright, who has led the Sharks for seven seasons, told the club he wanted to give up the captaincy to focus on his own game.

“It has been a huge honour to captain Sussex, the club I love so much, however, I feel it is the right time to step down,” Wright said.

“I will continue to give my all to help Sussex as I have over so many years.”

Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew said: “We respect Luke’s decision to step down as captain and we will work with him to move forward and focus on the future with his successor at the helm.

“Luke has been a fantastic captain, leading the team to the knockout stages of the T20 Blast in five of his seven seasons as captain, including two finals day appearance in 2018 and 2021.

“The experience and knowledge he will be able to share with his successor will be invaluable.”

Wright, 37, joined Sussex in 2004 and is the leading domestic T20 run scorer in England.

He made 50 one-day international and 51 T20 appearances for England between 2007 and 2014, and will continue to play for the Sharks for the next two seasons.

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