Leicestershire: Ramnaresh Sarwan's future unclear

Eight Leicestershire players have signed new deals, but overseas player Ramnaresh Sarwan's future is unclear.

Jigar Naik, Rob Taylor, Tom Wells, Rob Sayer, Ben Raine, James Sykes and Lewis Hill will stay until the end of 2015.

Left-arm fast bowler Atif Sheikh has also agreed a deal after a successful trial against the Indian tourists, but Sarwan's deal runs out this summer.

  • Sarwan has played 87 Tests, 181 one-day internationals and 18 T20 games for West Indies, but none since June 2013.

"Talks with Ronnie [Sarwan] are ongoing," director of cricket Phil Whitticase told BBC Radio Leicester.

The West Indies batsman has only played five Championship games so far this summer, scoring 184 runs at an average of 18.4 and has made just one appearance in the T20 Blast.

"It has been a bit frustrating for everybody that Ronnie has had that back injury and that has led to him not being on the field as often as we would have liked him to have been," said Whitticase.

"I think that has also affected the performances he has put in when he has been on the field so those are discussions that we are having."

Leicestershire are also talking to other first-team players, including Josh Cobb, Nathan Buck, Ned Eckersley and Angus Robson.

Whitticase says the club have received approaches for some of their out-of-contract players, but are ready to offer them terms.