Rikki Clarke's ill-fated spell at Derbyshire has come to an end after both parties agreed to free the player from the final year of his contract.
The agreement completes a torrid season for Clarke, who, after moving to the County Ground at the start of the 2007-08 campaign as captain, handed over the reins in August due to poor form.
Clarke's arrival in the East Midlands was supposed to herald a bright new era for Derbyshire but Clarke came nowhere near to reproducing the form which once earned him two England Test caps and 20 one-day international appearances.
Derbyshire confirmed on Tuesday that Clarke would now be leaving the club after arriving less than a year ago.
Head of cricket John Morris said: "Things have not worked out and we wish Rikki all the best in his future career."
The former Surrey all-rounder's future now looks increasingly uncertain, however one possible destination for the 26-year-old is Edgbaston, with Warwickshire coach Ashley Giles a confirmed admirer.