William Porterfield: Ireland captain to leave Warwickshire at end of season
Ireland captain William Porterfield is to leave Warwickshire at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old, who is the county's vice-captain in limited-overs cricket, joined from Gloucestershire in 2011.
He has since made 70 appearances in first-class matches, played in 39 List A games and appeared 53 times in T20.
"William's leadership experience and support has been a great asset for the club and we wish him the very best," said Bears sport director Ashley Giles.
Porterfield is his country's top run-scorer in both ODI and T20 cricket, and is being tipped to be Ireland's first Test captain.
He joins Ateeq Javid in leaving Edgbaston, with the all-rounder signing a two-year contract with Leicestershire.