Leicestershire recruit Akmal for T20 Blast

Pakistan's Umar Akmal is to join Leicestershire for the T20 competitionLeicestershire have signed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal as cover for part of this year’s domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday. Akmal, a member of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, will deputise for Leicestershire’s overseas signing Grant Elliott during New Zealand’s one-day series with England and is due to play four matches. “This will be my first time playing T20 for a county and I am very excited to be handed this opportunity,” the 24-year-old told the Leicestershire website.

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