Joe Burns joins Leicestershire as Sarwan replacement

Leicestershire have signed Australia A batsman Joe Burns to replace captain Ramnaresh Sarwan when the West Indian is away on international duty.

Sarwan will be available for the first five Championship matches, but is then expected to be away with the West Indies for large parts of the season.

Queenslander Burns is due to arrive on 15 May and leave on 30 August.

The 23-year-old is on the verge of full international honours and has been a prolific run-scorer in his homeland.

“I’m very excited to get the opportunity to join Leicestershire for the 2013 season,” Burns said. Read more
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