Leicestershire have appointed their former wicketkeeper Paul Nixon as an ambassador for the club.
Nixon, who retired at the end of last season after a 22-year career in county cricket, will join Leicestershire’s commercial team to help increase the club’s commercial revenue and provide support at certain selected events.
“I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to join the commercial team as club ambassador. I will do my utmost to take Leicestershire forward,” said Nixon, a former England one-day international.
Nixon, who bowed out of county cricket by helping Leicestershire win the Friends Life t20 at Edgbaston last August, was linked with a potential coaching job with his former county but was unable to agree a role that would fit in with his varied off-field commitments.
“Paul will work in a part-time capacity to fit in with his other commitments and I am delighted to welcome him into this very important and innovative role for the club,” said Leicestershire chief executive Mike Siddall. “I am really pleased that Paul is continuing his long association with the club.”
Cumbrian Nixon, 41, made 14,498 first-class runs during his illustrious career with a further 7,418 in one-day cricket and almost 1,500 Twenty20 runs.