Wakely has a decision to make

Alex Wakely is out of contract in September
Alex Wakely is out of contract in September

Alex Wakely has admitted that he doesn’t want to leave Northamptonshire but he hasn’t made a decision on his future yet.

The 23-year-old batsman, who was capped today (Wednesday) is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and there has been speculation that he could be off to pastures new.

But while he didn’t go as far as saying that he was looking elsewhere, Wakely stated that there were a few things that need to be ironed out before he puts his signature to a fresh deal.

He said: “I don’t want to go anywhere and my heart is here.

“I want to sort something out and I’ve been talking to the club but everything needs to get settled before I make a decision.”

As with all contract negotiations, there will be the usual personal bits and pieces to agree to but Wakely has one eye on the coaching situation at the club.

He added: “You’re lucky in cricket in that often you can choose the person who you work for and I want to make sure it’s the right person for me.

“Rips (David Ripley) has done a good job with the guys since he came in but we don’t know what the club are thinking.

“The sooner a coach is permanently appointed the better as far as I’m concerned.”