Michael Carberry joins Leicestershire on loan

Michael Carberry has managed just 272 runs this season from seven County Championship matches at an average of 24.72.
Michael Carberry has managed just 272 runs this season from seven County Championship matches at an average of 24.72.
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Leicestershire have confirmed the signing of former England international Michael Carberry on loan for the remainder of the County Championship Division Two matches in the ongoing season.

The 36-year-old will be available for the upcoming game against Kent that kicks-off on Monday following which he will head to Hampshire to feature in the Natwest T20 Blast finals day on 2nd September before returning back to his Leicestershire stint for the remaining three red ball games.

Leicestershire head coach Pierre de Bruyn believes the experience of Carberry will benefit the club in the closing stages of the season.

"It’s great to have Michael on board with us ahead of the Kent game. Michael has an impressive career record in county cricket and offers lots of experience having also represented England."

Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White wished Carberry good luck on his stint with Leicestershire.

"Michael is obviously keen to play regular red ball cricket and will have this opportunity at Leicester. We wish him well and look forward to welcoming him back for Finals Day."

Carberry has managed just 272 runs this season from seven County Championship matches at an average of 24.72.

Leicestershire are currently languishing at the bottom of Division Two table with 50 points from 10 matches and are yet to win a game this season.

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