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Leicestershire re-sign Umar Akmal and Kevin O'Brien

Published 16/09/2015

Kevin O'Brien will be back at Grace Road next year
Kevin O'Brien will be back at Grace Road next year

Big hitters Umar Akmal and Kevin O'Brien will both be back at Leicestershire next summer.

The two internationals have signed new deals to return to Grace Road, Pakistani Akmal as the county's second overseas player in the 2016 NatWest Blast and Ireland all-rounder O'Brien for both that competition and the Royal London Cup.

Leicestershire's chief executive Wasim Khan said: "We saw the positive influence that Umar and Kevin had during their time at the club this year.

"They are exciting cricketers to watch ... and we are excited to welcome both players back to Grace Road."

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