16 March, 2017

Leicestershire have signed New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi as a replacement overseas player for Sharjeel Khan, who was charged with corruption by the PCB.

Ronchi, who has previously enjoyed spells with both county Warwickshire and Somerset, will instead join as the Foxes second overseas player for this season's Natwest T20.

The 35-year-old explosive batsman, who has a strike rate of 141.89 in 114 T20 matches, is likely to be available in all 14 group games.

"I am delighted to have signed with Leicestershire Foxes for the NatWest T20 Blast. I love playing county cricket and can't wait to get started with my new teammates," said the New Zealander.

Ronchi has represented his nation in only four Tests and 71 ODI’s and 32 T20 internationals, and is looking forward to getting to work with English county.

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