DateLine: 14th April 2015
Todmorden's new professional Bilawal Bhatti has been called up to the Pakistan A squad to tour Sri Lanka and will be unavailable until the end of May.
Todmorden captain Andrew Sutcliffe said: "When we signed Billy the tour schedule had not been released so it is a blow to hear this news in the first week of the season.
"We have signed Francois Haasbroek as professional for this Sunday's clash with Rawtenstall which is great for us as he has been a very successful professional in our league over recent seasons and we look forward to playing with him.
"In an ideal world we will find a suitable replacement who can play all eight games after the season opener that Bilawal will miss due to his International commitments. We are currently in talks and we are hopeful that we can have someone in place by next weekend."