Leicestershire trio Sheikh, Hill and Ali sign new deals

Atif Sheikh
Atif Sheikh took Leicestershire's first Championship hat-trick in three years last summer

Leicestershire prospects Atif Sheikh, Lewis Hill and Aadil Ali have agreed contract extensions at Grace Road.

Paceman Sheikh, 24, has added another year to his current two-year deal after signing from Derbyshire last July.

Second XI wicketkeeper/batsman Hill, also 24, has penned a one-year extension until the end of 2016.

Promising batsman Ali, 20, has agreed a two-year extension and, like Sheikh, will remain with the Foxes until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Last September, Sheikh became the first Leicestershire bowler to take a Championship hat-trick since Matthew Hoggard in 2011, while Ali and Hill were part of the second XI's treble-winning side in 2014.

Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket chief executive Wasim Khan said: "We are looking to build something that is sustainable in the long-term at Grace Road and it's good that these three players have committed their futures to us."