Former Surrey team director Chris Adams says he is in discussion with three counties over a return to coaching.
Sussex Women appoint Sarah Taylor as captain for the 2014 season, with Arran Brindle named new vice-captain.
Durham will start the defence of their County Championship title with an away game against Northants on 13 April next year.
Shoreham-born left-arm seam bowler Lewis Hatchett signs a new one-year contract with Sussex.
Sussex's Mark Robinson hopes his role as the England Lions head coach will lead to him getting a major international job.
Sussex sign Ashar Zaidi on a two-year contract after the all-rounder made two appearances for the county in September.
Sussex signed veteran seam bowler Jon Lewis on a one-year contract following his departure from Surrey.
Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson is named as head coach for the England Lions tour to Sri Lanka in early 2014.
Sussex's overseas fast bowler Steve Magoffin, who took 63 Championship wickets in 2013, signs a new one-year contract.
Sussex sign all-rounder Steffan Piolet after Warwickshire release him from the last year of his contract at Edgbaston.
Sussex left-arm seam bowler Chris Liddle signs a new two-year contract with the county.
Sussex seam bowler James Anyon signs a new two-year contract, keeping him with the county until the end of 2015.
Sussex batsman Matt Machan, who scored his maiden first-class century in 2013, signs a new two-year contract.
Sussex all-rounder Harry Finch, who came through the club's academy, signs a new two-year professional contract.
Wicketkeeper Callum Jackson, who made his first-class debut last season, signs a one-year contract with Sussex.
Sussex release batsman Joe Gatting and seam bowler Andrew Miller following the end of the 2013 season.
Spinner Monty Panesar says making the Ashes squad was the boost he needed after a controversial nightclub incident.
Chris Nash hits 108 to lead Sussex to third place in the Championship with a six-wicket win over champions Durham.
Essex spinner Monty Panesar receives a suspended one-match ban from county cricket after accepting a charge of misconduct.
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