Adil Rashid's hopes of playing any part in the Ashes are over after the England spinner was ruled out for the rest of the domestic season due to a chronic shoulder injury.

Rashid played through the pain barrier as England made history by winning the Cricket World Cup for the first time last month.

The 31-year-old tweaker withdrew from Yorkshire's Vitality Blast squads to undergo further treatment last week, revealing the pain in his shoulder was "the worst it has been this summer".

Yorkshire on Friday confirmed Rashid's campaign is over, so he will definitely not feature in the ongoing five-match series against Australia.

Rashid told Yorkshireccc.com: "The aim was to come back after the World Cup and play for Yorkshire. I enjoy playing for Yorkshire, but it just wasn't meant to be.

"I've had a shoulder problem for a little while and I got through the World Cup with an injection. Obviously, as time has gone on the injection has worn out and, after the World Cup, I started feeling a bit of a pinch in my shoulder.

"These things can happen and fortunately it hasn't happened to me earlier than it has. I've played 13-14 years of professional cricket and this is the first time I've suffered an injury to my shoulder.

"I'm very confident, after being ruled out for the rest of the season, that I can get myself fully fit before we go away in the winter. I've got two months now to get myself fully fit and it's as simple as that.

"From both the ECB's and Yorkshire's point of view, now we've identified what's wrong with the shoulder, it's important during this period that I'm not playing. I got through the World Cup due to an injection but that's just a temporary thing so the aim now in these two months is to get the rehab done and get fully fit.

"I'm confident if I do things properly I can get fully fit, not just for the winter but for the rest of my career."

Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has announced he will retire at the end of this season.

The Somerset batsman, 43, confirmed on Thursday that the 2019 campaign will be his 27th and final season as a professional.

Trescothick captained England in two Tests and 10 ODIs and was a regular at the top of the order between 2000 and 2006, starring in the Ashes-winning team in 2005.

The left-handed opener made a career-high 219 against South Africa at the Oval in September 2003 and scored 14 hundreds and 29 half-centuries in 76 Tests.

A stress-related illness meant Trescothick retired from international cricket in 2008, two years after his last England appearance, though he continued to play domestic cricket for Somerset, for whom he has scored 19,654 first-class runs at an average of 41.11.

"Twenty-seven years is a long time, but it's gone incredibly quickly," Trescothick said in quotes published on Somerset's website.

"I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do something that I love for that length of time, and I'm extremely grateful for all the support that I've received throughout this remarkable journey."

Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire for the second half of the County Championship season.

The India spinner, their fourth highest Test wicket-taker of all time, will link up with his new team-mates in time for the home match with Essex at Trent Bridge starting on June 30.

He will also feature against Somerset and Surrey, before missing the match with Yorkshire because of his India commitments. Ashwin is expected to be back for the last three matches of the Championship season versus Kent, Warwickshire and Surrey.

"I'm really looking forward to joining up with Nottinghamshire, to playing cricket at an iconic venue like Trent Bridge and hopefully contributing to some County Championship victories," Ashwin told Notts' official website.

"I enjoyed my previous stint in England with Worcestershire. It's a good, competitive standard of cricket over there and I can't wait to get started."

Yorkshire have rejected reports they could sign former Australia captain Steve Smith as their overseas player for the first half of the 2019 season.

Smith is currently serving the final weeks of his 12-month ban from all cricket for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket in 2018.

The 29-year-old was banned along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft following the incident at Newlands, with the latter having already returned from his nine-month suspension.

Smith and Warner will be free to restart their careers at the end of March, and a stint in county cricket had been mooted for the former skipper.

However, Yorkshire have distanced themselves from talk of a move for Smith, with coach Andrew Gale telling the county's official website there was "no interest" in signing the batsman.

Smith is thought to be keen on playing four-day cricket in England ahead of this year's Ashes to try and regain his form.

South Africa quick Duanne Olivier has turned his back on international cricket after signing a Kolpak contract with County Championship side Yorkshire.

Olivier this week broke into the top 20 of the ICC's Test bowling rankings but has now committed to Yorkshire for the next three years.

It continues a worrying trend for the Proteas, with the likes of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw having previously left the South African system to commit to Kolpak deals, whereby players do not have to be registered as overseas signings.

Olivier conceded it was a tough call to make but felt Yorkshire's offer was too good to turn down.

"I would be lying if I said this wasn't a difficult decision to make," he said via a statement released by Yorkshire. 

"It's giving up playing for my country with no guarantees of playing international cricket again. 

"But at the end of the day, I needed to be true to myself. I've only got this one chance to see where my talent can take me and Yorkshire just felt right to me." 

Olivier has played 10 Tests since making his debut in January 2017 and was named Man of the Series in South Africa's 2-1 series win over Pakistan – taking 24 wickets across the three matches.

He took a further seven in the recent two-match series with Sri Lanka, which ended in defeat for South Africa.

"I would say I've been in good form for the last few years. It has definitely been my most consistent period and I think my stats could attest to that," he added. 

"I have definitely enjoyed playing Test cricket. The Pakistan tour was by far my stand-out tour. I loved every moment of that tour. It's definitely one I won't forget." 

Adil Rashid has signed a new one-year contract with Yorkshire that will see him play across all formats.

The England leg-spinner announced his decision to focus solely on white-ball cricket for the 2018 season in February, a move Yorkshire branded "disappointing". 

Rory Burns is waiting for the phone call from the England selectors after leading to Surrey to County Championship glory. 

Keshav Maharaj and Lancashire rescued a sensational County Championship tie at Somerset after claiming two wickets when the hosts needed just a single run for victory. 

Dale Steyn's groin problem should only rule him out of action for up to a fortnight, according to Cricket South Africa. 

Moeen Ali showed England just what they are missing on Tuesday as he smashed a stunning 219 for Worcestershire in the County Championship.

Adil Rashid's controversial return to the England Test side after foregoing the chance to play red-ball cricket this season has prompted an angry reaction from Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur.

Jordan Clark flourished on day one of the Roses match by dismissing three of the world's best batsmen to claim a famous hat-trick and put Lancashire on top against fierce rivals Yorkshire.

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