HD Ackerman is Leicestershire's new captain
Ackerman, 31, currently plays for the Lions in the SuperSport Series in South Africa. He has captained Western Province, Gauteng and South Africa A in the last five years. He played four Tests in 1997-98, and scored 161 runs in eight innings. He has on a three-year contract with Leicestershire and, under the Kolpak ruling, will not count as an overseas player.
"I am delighted and honoured," Ackerman told reporters. "It is a whole new challenge for me. I hope I can help to bring out the best in all the players at Leicestershire."
Darren Maddy will continue as vice-captain.