Umar Akmal: Leicestershire in talks with Pakistan batsman
Leicestershire are in advanced talks to sign Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal for part of their T20 Blast campaign this summer, BBC Radio Leicester reports.
The 24-year-old would provide cover for Grant Elliott when the New Zealander is representing his country.
Akmal is an aggressive middle-order batsman who has played 16 Test matches and 111 one-day internationals.
All-rounder Elliott has signed a deal which starts with their opening T20 Blast game with Derbyshire on 22 May.
But the 35-year-old is likely to be involved for his country from 9 June when they begin their one-day series against England.