Michael Carberry relieved of Leicestershire captaincy

Leicestershire have announced that Paul Horton will take over as club captain with immediate effect


In a brief statement on the club website, it has been announced that Michael Carberry has been relieved of the Leicestershire captaincy.

Carberry had been appointed Leicestershire captain in all formats for 2018 after making move from Hampshire, having agreed a two-year contract.

At the time of his appointment a club statement read:"Carberry was part of the Ashes tour in 2013-14 and also has vast experience of county cricket after making his first-class debut in 2001."

However, so early in the summer, the former England player will be replaced by Horton after "a review of the early part of the season by Paul Nixon.

The full statement read:

"Following a review of the early part of the season by Paul Nixon, a decision has been made to relieve Michael Carberry of the captaincy.    

"Paul Horton will take over as Club Captain with immediate effect.

"The club will not be making any further comment."



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