• SA batsman named Leicestershire captain

    Former Warriors batsman Colin Ackermann has been named captain of Leicestershire across all three formats.

    Ackermann last played professional cricket in early 2019 – and has since forged a successful career in English county cricket. He has also been capped nine times at T20I level by the Netherlands.

    He previously captained Leicestershire in limited-overs cricket. He has also succeeded former first-class captain Paul Horton.

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    ‘We are absolutely delighted that Colin has taken on the captaincy role. It is important that our captain plays in all formats. Colin impressed during the T20 campaign with his leadership skills. He has the respect of everybody in the club and we look forward to an exciting time ahead,’ said Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon.

    ‘We would also like to thank Paul for being the previous captain and continuing to be a role model as well as a key senior member of the team.’

    The start of the 2020 English county season might be delayed as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board have already suspended club and and other non-professional cricket.

    “It is obviously a huge honour and privilege to captain this club. Nixon approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I wanted to do it, and obviously it was an easy decision for me,’ added Ackermann.

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