This week Essex will hand new signing Monty Panesar a debut in their County Championship Division Two match, just a couple of weeks after the spinner was included in the England ashes team for the fourth test against Australia. But since then Panesar and former county Sussex have fallen out over a nightclub incident resulting in the spinners contracts being terminated in the summer and a instant loan move to Essex.
Panesar had allegedly urinated over a nightclub bouncer in Brighton, triggering a misconduct element of his contract with the south coast county. Panesar has apologised for his actions stating he is “disappointed at letting the club, fans and colleagues down”.
A club spokesman from Sussex confirmed a investigation had taken place since the 5th of August which concluded yesterday, and as of 27th September, Monty Panesar will become a free agent.
Essex have revealed they are over the moon to sign a world class bowler for the remainder of the season and may even considering offering Panesar a full time contract in the summer; and he will make his debut against Northants on Thursday.
Panesar has vowed to bounce back from this off the field incident and is excited about playing for Essex and trying to push for Promotion to LV Division One.