Mark Wagh looks set to leave Warwickshire after requesting the club release him from the final two years of his contract.
The club's chief executive, Colin Povey, last night confirmed that talks had taken place with the 30-year-old player.
"Mark did approach us and say that he thought he needed a new start," Povey told The Post. "He has now gone on holiday to reflect on things and we will talk again in a few weeks.
"The current situation is that Mark is contracted to us for the next two seasons and we would like him to play them for us."
However, precedent would suggest that the club would not stand in the way of any player who wished to leave. In the case of Wagh, a long-serving product of the youth system who would not be too long from a benefit season, the club are likely to wish him well in whatever he decides. There is not understood to be any animosity between the parties.
Wagh made his Warwickshire first-class debut in 1997 and has scored nearly 7,000 runs at an average of 38 for the club. Sixteen of his 20 first-class centuries have also come for Warwickshire.