"Sussex Cricket is disappointed not to have been able to convince Reece to resign for the club," the club said in a statement.

Reece Topley has rejected a long-term contract with Sussex and won't be a part of the club for the next season of English domestic cricket, the club announced on Wednesday (October 9).

The 25-year-old left-arm pacer was out of action for almost a year, having undergone a back surgery. However, he returned to action in July 2019 and played for the county for the remainder of the season.

"As a free agent and following back surgery, the 25-year-old was helped back to fitness by Sussex's medical and coaching staff earlier this year... Despite a subsequent successful return to first-team action that saw the left-arm seamer play his first T20 Blast and Championship matches since the 2017 season, Reece has decided that his future lies elsewhere," the club stated in a release.

"Sussex Cricket is disappointed not to have been able to convince Reece to resign for the club. Nevertheless, we would like to thank him for his contributions to the team during the season and to wish him well at his new club."