The New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has been forced to end his English County stint with Sussex to return home for family reasons.
Taylor was Sussex's T20 Blast overseas player and captain.
Head coach, Mark Davis, said: "It's a blow to us to lose Ross. However, that gives somebody else an opportunity to represent the club in a very important game on Friday night.
"We wish Ross and his family all the best."
A decision has not yet been taken on whether Taylor will return to the club should the side qualify for next week's Blast quarter finals.