Trio commit to Leicestershire
Leicestershire have handed new contracts to three further players, with Wayne White, Nadeem Malik and Matthew Boyce extending their stays at Grace Road.
The trio follow spinners Claude Henderson and Jigar Naik in committing their future to Leicestershire this month.
All-rounder White enjoyed a fine season in 2011, scoring 789 first-class runs in addition to 38 wickets at an average of 30.
He has signed a two-year deal, while paceman Malik, who impressed before injury brought a premature end to his season, and opener Boyce, the substitute fielder who took four catches off Josh Cobb to help Leicestershire to victory in the Friends Life t20 final, have agreed one-year extensions.
Head coach Phil Whitticase said: “When you look at the figures, you can see that Wayne had a very good season and we feel he has the potential to be an exceptional all-rounder. He is a big player in our side.
“Matthew and Nadeem both had steady seasons and offer us valuable experience. Nadeem is a fantastic bowler and Matthew has continued to improve with two first-class hundreds this year.
“He also showed his importance in the one-day side and his contribution as a substitute (for the injured Will Jefferson) in the t20 final helped us to win the game.”