posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:25 PM
Leicestershire announced that former England all-rounder Phillip DeFreitas has asked to step down as captain of the club.
DeFreitas has asked to be relieved of his duties but will continue to play for the Grace Road outfit.
"After 20 months as captain of Leicestershire County Cricket Club I have now asked the club to relieve me of my captain's duties," said DeFreitas.
"We have reached the halfway point in the season and I believe this is the right time to hand the captaincy over to someone else.
"I would like to wish my successor all the very best; he can be sure of my help and support."