Colin Ackermann: Leicestershire batsman replaces Paul Horton as captain
Leicestershire have named batsman Colin Ackermann as the club's new captain in all three formats.
The 28-year-old takes over from Paul Horton as Championship captain, having already replaced him in the One-Day Cup midway through the 2019 season.
Ackermann, a Netherlands T20 international, has led the county in the T20 Blast since 2018.
“It is obviously a huge honour and privilege to captain this club," Ackermann told the club website.
“Nico [Paul Nixon, head coach] approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I wanted to do it, and obviously it was an easy decision for me."
Leicestershire finished bottom of Division Two of the County Championship in 2019, winning just a single game all season.