DAWID Malan is set to play Vitality Blast cricket only for Yorkshire moving forward.

The club's managing director of cricket, Darren Gough, had already admitted at the end of the season that he did not expect to see the veteran batsman play any more four-day cricket for the county and the England international has confirmed that is the case.

Speaking in Ahmedabad while out in India as part of England's doomed World Cup defence, Malan told reporters that while he was still committed to being a Yorkshire player, his first-class career is over, unless he changes his mind further down the line.

The 36-year-old has only played 17 first-class games since signing for Yorkshire in 2020, but his record in that time was hugely impressive.

He scored 1,622 runs at an average of 55.93, making five hundreds and six fifties.

Malan went on to say that while he would not be playing any four-day cricket for Yorkshire in 2024, he still has a contract with the county for the T20 Blast, and is committed to playing in both that and The Hundred, if the opportunity arises in the latter.

The England international added that he is keen to play as much white-ball cricket as he can in the rest of his career.

Finally, he admitted his decision to turn his back on the red-ball game stems from the fact that he wants to have more family time in the summer, as his winters are so busy with internationals and franchise tournaments.