Glamorgan have confirmed South African batsman Alviro Petersen will not return for 2012.
Petersen decided to continue his international career after his fine domestic form in South Africa led to a recall to Test squad in early December
Petersen marked his return to the South Africa side with 109 against Sri Lanka in the Test at Cape Town.
Petersen informed Glamorgan earlier this week that he had changed his mind about returning to them and asked to be released from his commitment.
“A signed agreement was reached with Alviro, and the club would have sought ECB clearance on his Kolpak status immediately upon his announcement to retire from international cricket,” the statement said.
“However, following his successful recall to the South African Test team, Alviro informed the club earlier this week that he had had a change of heart and has asked the club to release him from his commitment.
“Whilst the club was keen to retain his services, it understands the importance and honour of playing international cricket and has therefore reluctantly agreed to his request to be released from his Glamorgan commitments.
“The club will now carefully consider its options as it looks to finalise the make-up of its squad ahead of the 2012 season.”
In 2011 Petersen scored 1,069 runs at 42.76 in the LV= County Championship, 547 at 54.7 in the Clydesdale Bank 40 and 423 at 32.53 in the Friends Life t20.