Prior says "the truth will out" as he delivers scathing assessment of Sussex

Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has slammed his former county Sussex, accusing them of mistreating players.

Prior spent his entire professional career at the club, making his debut in 2000 as a 19-year-old before retiring in 2014 due to injury.

Sussex have experienced a major turnover of players in recent years and fielded a total of 12 players aged 20 or younger in this year's County Championship.

Danny Briggs, Michael Burgess, Reece Topley, Laurie Evans and Luke Wells are among the county's high-profile departures in recent years, while England internationals Chris Jordan and Phil Salt are set to join Surrey and Lancashire respectively next season.

Prior has been critical of Sussex on social media and he has now delivered a scathing assessment of the way the county is being run in an interview with the Cricketer.

"I am absolutely furious at what has gone on and is going on Sussex," Prior said. "The truth will out at some point and people will be shocked.

"I am Sussex though and through, I played for the since was 12 years old and all I care about is that club.

"I have no personal agenda, I am not after a job. I only care about Sussex being the best it can be which right now it is so far from that it is unbelievable.

"The chairman [Bob Warren] and [chief executive] Rob Andrew will pin me up as medalling and destructive.

"I keep getting called by individuals and being told what is going on and how they're being treated and it is not right.

"That club is a special place and it was built on serious values. We look after our own and that, unfortunately, is not happening."

When asked about Prior's comments earlier this month, Andrew told the Cricketer : "Matt clearly has views and he’s entitled to those views, as is everybody.

"I agree with some of them, I don’t agree with others – that is also my right as well. I understand exactly where the frustration is."

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