Somerset County Cricket Club is very disappointed to announce that Jos Buttler has decided to leave the Club at the end of this season.
This has been an immensely difficult decision for him and he departs with our very best wishes. CEO Guy Lavender said: Both Jos and the Club have worked extremely hard over the last few months to find a solution, which satisfies Jos's understandable desire to have more time behind the stumps in order to advance his international career. I would like to make it clear that he has behaved impeccably during this difficult process.
However the Club, on a matter of principle and pragmatism, feels unable to offer a guarantee to Jos - or any other player - of selection in their preferred role. Such a situation would be unfair on team-mates as well as those selecting the side.
We thank Jos for all he has done for the Club and wish him well in the future.â Jos Buttler said: I am very sad to be leaving Somerset but feel it is a decision I must take in order to develop my expertise as a wicket keeper. I am immensely grateful for all the help and support that everyone at Somerset has given me which has shaped the player and person I am today. I would like to wish the Club the best of luck for the future.