East Lancs face losing professional Brendan Nash until July after just one match.
East Lancs Chairman Larry Pearson explained:"Brendan has been included in the West Indies "A" team squad to tour Bangladesh which is scheduled to start early next month. He is to join up with the team in London as they fly from the West Indies en route for the Indian sub-continent. This will probably be within the next week but this has not yet been confirmed. It is expected therefore he will not be available for the season's first double header on 1st and 2nd May.
"It is also expected that he will be selected for the home Test series against South Africa in June. As the Bangladesh tour finishes only days before the home matches he will not be available again for East Lancs until July. "In the meantime we are considering our options for the intervening period which includes the strong possibility of flying in another professional on a short term contract."