Cricket: County face dilemma over Sarwan's West Indies selection
Leicestershire's plans for the 2013 season have been clouded by the news that Ramnaresh Sarwan is back in favour with the West Indies.
Sarwan enjoyed a productive first season with County last year and signed a two-year contract extension.
Runs apart in all forms of the game, he proved an influential figure off the pitch after quickly settling at Grace Road.
Leicestershire felt that Sarwan would be available all season having not figured with the West Indies for the past 18 months.
The club also announced that he would take over as captain from Matthew Hoggard
However, Sarwan has been named in the West Indies squad which begins a series of one-day games in Australia at the end of the month.
If that goes well, he could then line up in a home series against Zimbabwe in March, paving the way for summer appearances in the Champions Trophy – which is to be staged in England – and a home tri-series with Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
"We will be making contact with Ramnaresh to see where this might lead to," said Leicestershire head coach Phil Whitticase. "At this moment, the question of how it might affect us during the season is a bit unanswerable.
"We are really pleased for him because we know that he has been striving to play for the West Indies again.
"He still has that passion and drive and we want all our players to play at the highest level. From our point of view, it does leave us a bit vulnerable and looking to come up with a Plan B."
Whitticase will be talking to agents in the coming days to see who might be available should Sarwan be missing for large chunks of the season on international duty.