Indian batsman VVS Laxman’s move to Notts has been vetoed by the BCCI.

Laxman had been expected to arrive at Trent Bridge in August after Notts received a Certificate of No Objection from the BCCI two weeks ago. However, Newell will now turn to an alternative overseas player after the Certificate was rescinded by e-mail.

“We followed correct procedures to complete the deal with the approval of the BCCI and it is extremely disappointing that they have reversed their stance,” said Newell.

“We were very surprised to learn about the possibility of the deal collapsing in the media in the first instance.

“The players, management and supporters were looking forward to VVS joining Notts and now we have to pursue alternative players.

“We’ve identified our targets and we’re hopeful that we will be able to secure a signature in the coming weeks.”