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Cumbria's ex-England wicketkeeper named Leicestershire head coach

Nixon made 20 international appearances for England Photo: PA

Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon, from Langwathby near Penrith, has returned to Leicestershire as head coach.

The 46-year-old, who won five trophies during his playing days with the Foxes, has succeeded Pierre de Bruyn in the role at Grace Road.

Nixon has become a successful coach since retiring from playing, leading Jamaica Tallawahs to the Caribbean Premier League title twice in three years.

Nixon, who made 20 international appearances for England, said:

"I am immensely proud and honoured to be returning to Leicestershire County Cricket Club as head coach.

The club has always been close to my heart and I have lived in the city of Leicester for 30 years, so I know how much it means to everyone here.

There are a lot of good people at the club.

We have a lot of loyal members, supporters and sponsors, and I want to bring the good times back to Leicestershire County Cricket Club."

– Paul Nixon, Head Coach, Leicestershire County Cricket Club