Leicestershire have signed South Africa pair Boeta Dippenaar and Garnett Kruger on two-year deals. Dippenaar joins as the club's one overseas player while Kruger comes on a Kolpak deal after a stint at Grace Road in 2007.
Dippenaar is currently out of the South African team, but recently captained the A side in India and started the new South African domestic season in fine style with 115 against the Dolphins.

"Boeta will add energy and much-needed experience to the batting line-up with the added option of moving him up the order in the one-day game," said coach Tim Boon. "Kruger is fit and strong, and still has his best cricket years ahead of him, given his age and the fact that he has not been over bowled.

"It is important that we have an experienced senior strike bowler capable of bowling hostile spells to place the opposition on the back foot. Garnett showed his worth in his stint with the county in 2007 and has started well with the Lions in South Africa."

The signings are a timely boost for Leicestershire after they lost John Sadler to Derbyshire.