Former Worcestershire fast bowler Alamgir Sheriyar has been given a trial at Leicestershire.

Sheriyar was released by Kent at the end of last season and had agreed a deal to represent Walsall in the Birmingham League this summer, though in the knowledge that the player would seek to revive his first-class career.

The 32-year-old actually began his career at Leicestershire, but moved to Worcestershire for greater opportunities.

"He is one of a number of seam bowlers we are having a look at because we need to strengthen that department," said Leicestershire's new coach Tim Boon. "A decision on whether he stays with us won't be made until we've had an opportunity to look at him in a match."

Sheriyar would appear to have a great chance to re-establish himself as Leicester-shire currently have one of the weakest squads in county cricket.

Ottis Gibson and Charl Willoughby left Grace Road for new counties over the winter, Phil DeFreitas retired and Charlie Dagnall and David Brignull were released.

At present a great deal would appear to rest on the shoulders of young Stuart Broad and overseas bowler Mohammad Asif.