Leicestershire have signed Shakib Al Hasan as their second overseas player for this summer's FL t20 competition.
The Bangladesh star, who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm spin, is currently the world's top-ranked all-rounder in one-day internationals.
The 26-year-old will
join Australia A batsman Joe Burns at Grace Road.
"Shakib's record is exceptional and I am looking forward to him helping us to achieve success this year," said head coach Phil Whitticase.
Shakib, who was recently a team-mate of Leicestershire's Josh Cobb in the Bangladesh Premier League, has scored a combined total of more than 4,000 runs and taken over 100 wickets for his country in international one-day and T20 matches.
He also has previous county experience with Worcestershire.
Chief executive Mike Siddall, who had been
interested in signing West Indies star Chris Gayle,
added: "We are delighted to sign a player of Shakib's experience and calibre.
"He has an excellent T20 record and I am looking forward to seeing him team up with Joe Burns."