Sussex release Craig Cachopa

The New Zealander, 24, is to leave the club and return home for personal reasons.

Cachopa, born in South Africa but available as a non-overseas player because he has a Portuguese passport, signed a contract extension earlier this year.

He is hoping a return to New Zealand will help him realise his international ambitions.

"I am grateful for the fantastic opportunity I have had over the past three years here at Sussex," said Cachopa.

"However, I think it is a good time for me to return to New Zealand to try and achieve some of my childhood dreams after some much-needed rest.

"I intend to spend some quality time with my family at home in New Zealand - resting before considering my options, and deciding on my next steps towards achieving my aspirations to play international cricket."

  Craig Cachopa is leaving Sussex
Craig Cachopa is leaving Sussex