Worcestershire all rounder Gareth Andrew has served the county with a 28-day notice of his intention to talk to other counties.
Andrew was courted by Sussex last season before he committed himself to a new one-year contract at Worcestershire but he is again considering moving from New Road.
The 27-year-old’s value has increased with some consistent displays in the Friends Life t20 in which he is currently ranked second in the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player list.
He has also taken 25 wickets and scored 378 runs in helping drag Worcestershire out of the relegation zone after a disappointing start to their County Championship first division campaign.
Andrew joined Worcestershire from Somerset on an initial two-year deal in 2007. Worcestershire hope to persuade him to prolong his stay at New Road but are unlikely to start talks until they have completed their Twenty20 Cup group matches.
“Gareth has said he wants to concentrate on the Twenty20 and we have asked his agent to come in to talk to us once that is over,” said Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale.
“We want him to stay. We know that there will be interest as he has done well in the Twenty20 and has scored runs and taken wickets in the Championship.”