Lancashire appoint South African Dane Vilas as their new county captain to succeed Liam Livingstone.
Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone steps down after one season as county captain at Old Trafford.
The County Championship will see three teams promoted and one relegated next year to create a 10-team top tier from 2020.
Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson will miss England Lions' tour of the UAE with a stress fracture in his back.
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