MYSTERY surrounds why aces Brandon Parrish and Elvisi Dusha have resigned from Worcester Wolves after the club said it was for a "breach of player rules".

Wolves have been left short of players with Robert Gilchrist having joined up with England for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Managing director Mick Donovan said the club hope to make a new signing in the next 24 hours but he was unable to comment on what rules Parrish and Dusha had breached.

Donovan said in a statement: “We’d like to thank Brandon and Elvisi for their time with the club and wish them well in their future careers.”

He added when asked by the Worcester News: "We have spent the last couple of days looking at this.

"It's certainly not ideal and we would not want to put ourselves in a position where we would have decimated the team.

"But after discussions with the two players it was decided that it (them resigning) was the best thing to do and they have agreed."

Donovan added: "We're hoping for a new signing in the next 24 hours. Hopefully tomorrow."

American rookie Parrish penned his first professional contract with Wolves in the summer at the age of 22 and is now believed to be looking to return across the Atlantic.

The versatile 6ft 6ins forward-guard joined the British Basketball League outfit after a successful campaign at Texas Christian University.

Former Surrey Scorchers and Plymouth Raiders shooting guard Dusha, 23, who plays for Albania, is believed to be returning to his London base.

Wolves had a busy weekend of BBL action, winning 97-68 at Manchester Giants on Sunday after a 91-84 loss at Cheshire Phoenix on Friday evening.

Dusha and Parrish scored early on at Phoenix but neither were able to contribute any further points although both were in the squad against Giants.

The players are yet to respond with a comment on their exit.