Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that long-serving physiotherapist Scot McAllister will leave the Club at the end of the season.
McAllister, who has been with Yorkshire for the past 11 years, is to become lead physiotherapist of the Scotland Rugby Union Sevens team in the Rugby Sevens World Series.
“It is very sad to see Scot leave the Club,” said director of cricket Martyn Moxon.
“He has been an outstanding physio and a great servant to Yorkshire cricket. He is very ambitious and I totally understand his desire to continue his career path in international sport. He will be a great asset to Scotland Rugby and everyone at the Club wishes him every success in his new venture.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Yorkshire,” added McAllister, who has also spent the past two years as physio for the England Performance Programme on their numerous winter tours.
“I leave Headingley with a heavy heart. I have seen many of the players in the current team grow up, from their early beginnings as junior players in the Academy, to fully-fledged first-class cricketers.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges of developing my career in a new sport. I will continue to take an interest in Yorkshire cricket and wish the Club every success over the next few years.”
Yorkshire have acted quickly and replaced McAllister with Kunwar Bansil. The 28-year-old has worked recently for Super League club Hull FC and will join the Club next month.
“We all welcome Kunwar to the Club and look forward to working with him,” said Moxon.
“He has been highly recommended to us by Scot (McAllister) and our medical consultant, Wayne Morton, who was lead physio with Yorkshire and England for a number of years.”