Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that batsman William Porterfield and all-rounder Ateeq Javid will both leave the club at the end of the 2017 season when their current contracts expire.
William and Ateeq have been great servants to the club and have been instrumental in our success in recent years, being part of the teams that have won all major trophies across the three formats of the game in a five-year period.Ashley Giles
Ireland captain Porterfield (32) joined the club ahead of the 2011 season, from Gloucestershire, and has gone on to make 70 First Class and 59 List A appearances for Warwickshire in addition to 68 T20 appearances for Birmingham Bears.
Javid (25) is a product of Warwickshire’s pathway, having first worn the Bear & Ragged Staff at the under 10s age group and progressing through the Academy to make his senior debut in 2009. He has signed a two-year contract with Leicestershire, having made 32 First Class, 39 List A and 53 T20 appearances for the Bears.
Ashley Giles, Sport Director of Warwickshire CCC, said: “William and Ateeq have been great servants to the club and have been instrumental in our success in recent years, being part of the teams that have won all major trophies across the three formats of the game in a five-year period.
“In addition to his contributions with the bat, William has been our Vice Captain in white ball cricket for the last two years. His leadership experience and support in the dressing room has been a great asset for the club and we wish him the very best in his career with Ireland.
“Ateeq grew up in Birmingham and is a Bear through and through. It’s always sad when we see homegrown players leave the club, but we recognise the opportunity for him at Leicestershire and wish him every success in the future.”