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Kyle Jarvis had mentioned a few months earlier that he was committed to his Lancashire deal, but he has set the Lancashire contract aside and is now returning to play for Zimbabwe.

This follows the news of Brendan Taylor’s return to play for the national cricket team in Zimbabwe. Jarvis’ contract was due to expire at the end of the next season but Lancashire have granted him the permission to leave so that he can pursue his international career.

“Lancashire County Cricket Club can confirm that bowler Kyle Jarvis is to return to Zimbabwe to play international cricket. The fast bowler has asked and been granted permission to be released from his contract which was due to expire at the end of the next season to play international cricket for Zimbabwe, having already played eight Tests before joining Lancashire,” the club said.

In eight Tests, Jarvis has taken 30 wickets at 31.73 alongside 27 at 45.22 in ODIs and 10 wickets in nine T20Is.

The returns of both Jarvis and Taylor are widely expected to boost the national cricket team especially considering the World Cup qualifiers to be played next year.

“I have absolutely loved my time at Lancashire over the last four years,” Jarvis said. “It’s a very special place and I have made some fantastic friends here. I am immensely proud to have played a part in the history of this great club. I would like to thank everyone that for making me feel part of it.”

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