Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast
Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast

Leicestershire have signed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal as cover for part of this year`s domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday.

Kevin Pietersen triple century gives Andrew Strauss timely nudge
Kevin Pietersen triple century gives Andrew Strauss timely nudge

 Kevin Pietersen showed just how desperate he is to play for England again by hitting the first triple century of his career on Monday to offer a timely reminder of his talents to new England cricket director Andrew Strauss. 

Kevin Pietersen boosts England recall bid with career-best triple century
Kevin Pietersen boosts England recall bid with career-best triple century

Kevin Pietersen sent a message to new England chief Andrew Strauss as the exiled batsman blasted a career-best score of 326 not out on Monday to boost his hopes of an international recall.

Kevin Pietersen receives county offers to boost England hope
Kevin Pietersen receives county offers to boost England hope

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has received "a few" offers from English county sides as he bids to return to the test team, the 34-year-old said.

Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint
Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint

 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket`s 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced Monday.

First British Asian takes charge at Leicestershire county
First British Asian takes charge at Leicestershire county

After being appointed CEO of Leicestershire cricket, Wasim Khan has become the first British Asian official to take charge of a county club.

Aussie seamer Clint  McKay signs for Leicestershire
Aussie seamer Clint McKay signs for Leicestershire

Leicestershire have secured the services of Australian seamer Clint McKay for the 2015 season, the English country side announced on Thursday.

Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, here today.

Cheteswara Pujara out for handling ball in County Championship
Cheteswara Pujara out for handling ball in County Championship

India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire`s English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday.

Leicestershire lose Ramnaresh Sarwan to back injury

Leicestershire captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has been obliged to return home to the West Indies in order to recover from a back injury, the English county announced on Wednesday.

David Gower wanted to be game ranger in Africa as a kid

Former England captain David Gower has revealed that he wanted to be a game ranger in Africa.

India searching for answers before Derbyshire game

After a not-so-satisfactory first practice game against Leicestershire, India are still searching for answers when they take on Derbyshire in their second three-day tour match starting from Tuesday.

Indian bowlers struggle as practice match ended in a draw

Indian bowlers struggled even under favourable conditions on a rain-hit third day as the visitor`s three-day practice match against Leicestershire ended in a draw here Saturday.

India bowl just 13 overs before lunch against Leicestershire

Rain continued to play spoilsport here as India could only bowl 13 overs before lunch on the third and final day of their opening tour game against Leicestershire during which the hosts scored 71 for one.

Robson hopes to have brother`s decision

Leicestershire`s Angus Robson hopes one day to have the same decision that confronted older brother Sam because it means he will have made a success of his cricket career.

Second day`s play between India and Leicestershire washed out

Inclement weather played spoilsport as it prevented a single bowl from being bowled during the second day`s play in the opening tour fixture between India and Leicestershire, here on Friday.

Rain frustrates India in tour match

Rain meant no play was possible before lunch on the second day of India`s opening warm-up match of their tour of England, against Leicestershire at Grace Road on Friday.

Indian top-order gets quality batting practice on opening day

The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here Thursday.

Dhawan injured in warm-up match against Leicestershire

Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was taken out off the field by the team`s physio after hurting his hand. The southpaw hit a good looking 60 off 100 deliveries before retiring hurt from the game against Leicestershire on Thursday.

India are `wonderful bunch of cricketers`: Niall O`Brien

Excited about his county team`s practice match against a star-studded Indian cricket team, Leicestershire`s Irish import Niall O`Brien says Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men can destroy, dazzle and intrigue their rivals all at the same time.