Former England spinner Monty Panesar is to work with the Australia team before their Test series in India.
The 2017 county fixtures are announced, featuring a full round of day-night Championship matches for the first time.
Northants batsman Rob Newton agrees a new one-year contract with the County Championship Division Two club.
Northamptonshire and Scotland wicketkeeper David Murphy extends his contract with the county for the 2017 season.
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