Leicestershire agree terms with India's Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan
Pathan has played 108 ODI internationals for India

Leicestershire have agreed terms to sign India all-rounder Irfan Pathan for the FL t20 campaign.

The Foxes are now waiting to get a work permit but coach Phil Whitticase was confident that would be a formality.

"It's the length of time it takes to get the permit but we believe we can turn it around in two weeks," Whitticase told BBC Radio Leicester.

"We are keeping our fingers crossed that he will be here for the first T20 game [against Northants] on 3 June."

Pathan, 26, has been a key player for Delhi Daredevilsexternal-link in the Indian Premier League in recent weeks, where he has been a team-mate of Leicestershire's Andrew McDonald.