Naseem will act as cowl for Afghanistan abroad Naveen-ul-Haq, who’s presently concerned within the IPL play-offs with Lucknow Tremendous Giants. Naseem was attributable to arrive in England on Tuesday and be obtainable for Leicestershire’s Blast opener in opposition to Lancashire on Thursday.
“Having Naveen within the IPL play-offs meant we needed to make a fast name and we’re extraordinarily excited to have secured somebody of Naseem’s calibre,” Leicestershire Director of Cricket, Claude Henderson, mentioned.
“He is confirmed to be a world-class performer in T20 cricket, and we stay up for seeing him in a Leicestershire shirt shortly.”
Leicestershire begin their marketing campaign with back-to-back video games, away to Lancashire after which at residence to Warwickshire, adopted by a visit to Worcestershire on Monday. Ought to Lucknow attain Sunday’s IPL remaining, then it’s seemingly Naveen would miss all three fixtures.
Naseem featured for Gloucestershire within the Blast final season, taking 5 wickets in three video games. He was additionally signed by Welsh Hearth to play within the Hundred, however withdrew attributable to worldwide commitments.
Naseem mentioned: “I am very excited to be becoming a member of the Foxes for the beginning of the Vitality Blast. I can not wait to satisfy my team-mates and assist win video games for Leicestershire.”