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Sarwan to take on students in bid to acclimatise

Former West Indies batsman and captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has opted to play in Leicestershire’s three-day match at Loughborough MCCU, starting on Friday April 13, even though the contest will not have first-class status. Sarwan wants to play to help him … Continue reading

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Leicestershire plan a ‘break-even’ budget for 2012

Leicestershire have been warned that they face a challenging financial year despite announcing a record profit of £294,022 last year. County chairman Paul Haywood told Leicestershire members at this week that he was an expecting a £300,000 shortfall in central … Continue reading

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New aims for fresh start after his Leicestershire release

Tom New is still hopeful of continuing his career in county cricket despite being released by Leicestershire with a year remaining on his contract. Leicestershire parted company with New before the end of last season but an official announcement of … Continue reading

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Leicestershire set to announce “healthy profit” for 2011

Leicestershire are set to turn a record loss last year into a healthy profit for 2011. A money-spinning home quarter-final against Kent on their way to winning the Friends Life t20 and a sell-out 6,000 crowd for a Twenty20 tour … Continue reading

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Work already under way on new Grace Road outfield

Leicestershire have started work on a new outfield at Grace Road which they hope will improve the quality and appearance of the turf next season. Concerns about the ball bobbling across the outfield had led Leicestershire to consider doing repair … Continue reading

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Irfan Pathan offered Twenty20 contract by Leicestershire

Leicestershire have offered India all-rounder Irfan Pathan the chance to play for them as their second overseas player in this season’s Friends Life t20. Though money remains tight at Grace Road, Leicestershire have saved on not having an overseas player … Continue reading

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Matthews appointed to join Leicestershire board

Leicestershire have co-opted former county seamer Robin Matthews onto their board of directors. Matthews, 67, a playing contemporary of Leicestershire chairman Paul Haywood, played 25 first-class and nine one-day matches for Leicestershire between 1971 and 1973. He took a career-best  … Continue reading

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World Cup winners India sell out Grace Road

India’s World Cup success has helped to ensure that their Twenty20 tour match against Leicestershire at Grace Road on August 29 is a sell-out. Although the match is more than four months away, interest in the fixture has rocketed since … Continue reading

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Leics broker covenant deal with city council

Leicester City Council has agreed to vary the terms of a covenant on Grace Road which should help to ease Leicestershire’s current difficult financial situation. Leicestershire and the local council have spent many months in discussions over the covenant and … Continue reading

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