[caption id="attachment_585802" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-585802" alt="Leicestershire will look to wicket-keeper/batsman Luke Ronchi, who has a strike rate of 141.33 in 32 Twenty20 internationals to provide similar fireworks Getty Images (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Luke-Ronchi-of-New-Zealand-plays-a-shot-during-the-One-Day-International-match21.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Leicestershire will look to wicket-keeper/batsman Luke Ronchi, who has a strike rate of 141.33 in 32 Twenty20 internationals to provide similar fireworks Getty Images (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>London:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/New-Zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Luke-Ronchi" target="_blank">Luke Ronchi</a> is to replace <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Sharjeel-Khan" target="_blank">Sharjeel Khan</a> as one of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Leicestershire" target="_blank">Leicestershire</a>'s overseas players in English county cricket's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/natwest-t20-blast" target="_blank">Twenty20 Blast</a> following the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> batsman's domestic suspension for match-fixing, it emerged Wednesday. Both Sharjeel and Khalid Latif were suspended and then charged last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board after being accused of meeting a suspicious person linked to an international betting syndicate during the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League tournament. In 2016, Sharjeel struck a blistering 59 as he and Latif shared a century stand during Pakistan's crushing nine-wicket win over England in a Twenty20 international at Old Trafford. <strong><a title="Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for Natwest T20 Blast" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/kevin-pietersen-rejoins-surrey-for-natwest-t20-blast-583518">Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for Natwest T20 Blast</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>But with Sharjeel's cricket future uncertain while a tribunal considers his case, Leicestershire will look to wicket-keeper/batsman Ronchi, who has a strike rate of 141.33 in 32 Twenty20 internationals to provide similar fireworks. "The contractual status of Sharjeel Khan is a private matter between Leicestershire CCC and the player, and so unfortunately it is not something that we are able to comment on at this stage," said a club statement. Meanwhile Ronchi, 35, told the club's website: "I am delighted to have signed with Leicestershire Foxes for the NatWest T20 Blast. "I love playing county cricket and can't wait to get started with my new team-mates," added Ronchi, who has previously played for Somerset and Birmingham [Warwickshire] and featured in every match of New Zealand's run to the 2015 World Cup final. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile it was also announced that Ronchi's fellow New Zealand international Matt Henry will play in the Blast for Leicestershire's Midlands rivals Derbyshire. The 25-year-old fast bowler appeared in county cricket for Worcestershire in 2016. Henry, a veteran of six Twenty20 and 30 one-day internationals, will work alongside former Derbyshire and New Zealand batsman John Wright, whom the Midlands club have appointed as the first specialist Twenty20 coach in county cricket.