Essex Batsman Agrees Short-Term Sussex Move

Essex Batsman Agrees Short-Term Sussex Move

Essex batsman Varun Chopra has agreed to join Sussex on a three-match loan deal. The 32-year-old boasts 10,033 first-class runs but hasn’t turned out in a four-day match for Essex so far this season.

He heads across to Sussex and is eligible to play in two County Championship Division Two games against Northants and Lancashire, and the friendly against Australia A.

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“We feel that adding Varun to our squad sends a good message that performances are being taken into account,” Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie told BBC Radio Sussex.

“He’s an experienced opening batsman who’s played a lot of County Championship cricket, and he’ll just come in and add that run-making ability.”

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