Yousuf not joining Leicestershire
Leicestershire have given up on signing former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf for this season.
Yousuf, who represented Warwickshire last year, would have been Leicestershire’s overseas player in the LV= County Championship.
Leicestershire today revealed they have been in talks with Yousuf, 37, who last played for his country in November 2010.
However, given the parties were unable to reach an agreement, Leicestershire’s search for an overseas batsman continues.
Chief executive Mike Siddall said: "We have been in talks for several weeks but unfortunately a problem arose this week which, between us, we could not solve. We are disappointed and are now looking at other options."
The Friends Life t20 champions have already secured Abdul Razzaq’s return for their defence.