Malcolm for Leicestershire

The former Derbyshire and England fast bowler, Devon Malcolm, has been signed by Leicestershire on a two-year contract. Malcolm, who has been released by Northamptonshire, has been taken on by the Grace Road side to boost their pace attack, which struggled last season following the departures of Alan Mullally and David Millns.

The former Derbyshire and England fast bowler, Devon Malcolm, has been signed by Leicestershire on a two-year contract. Malcolm, who has been released by Northamptonshire, has been taken on by the Grace Road side to boost their pace attack, which struggled last season following the departures of Alan Mullally and David Millns.

James Whittaker, the secretary and general manager of Leicester, said: "We are excited that Devon has agreed to join us and we know he will strengthen our squad and help to bring in the silverware."

Malcolm said: "I am delighted to have joined Leicestershire and I look forward to playing alongside an already strong group of players. I know I can help build on recent success and add more trophies to the club's cabinet."

In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Sanath Jayasuriya yesterday hit 87 runs to move past the 1,000-run mark in the one-day game this year and help Sri Lanka to a formidable 276 for 9 and victory by 123 runs against Zimbabwe in their one-day Coca-Cola Cup match.

On a favourable pitch Jayasuriya hit the Zimbabwean bowlers to all parts of the Sharjah stadium. The left-handed opener hit 12 fours and two sixes in his 66-ball innings, beingparticularly severe on the left-arm medium paceman Bryan Strang, hitting him for one six and four boundaries in an over.

In their reply, Zimbabwe could only manage 153 all out in 48.3 overs.

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