Leicestershire County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Hassan Azad has signed a contract extension keeping him in Leicestershire until the end of 2022.

Azad made his breakthrough at the Fischer County Ground in the 2019 curtain raiser against Loughborough MCCU after posting 139 retired out on debut for the county.

He then continued to impress as the County Championship got underway after posting his maiden Championship half-century in the victory over Sussex, which was quickly followed with another half-century against Worcestershire in the next fixture.

His best outing for the Running Foxes came when Gloucestershire visited Leicestershire. Azad posting centuries in both innings, rescuing a draw in a fixture that saw over 1,200 runs scored.

Azad then posted his third century of the season in the return fixture at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival a month later.

He finished his debut season as the top run-scorer in County Championship Division Two with 1,189, second only to Dom Sibley of Warwickshire throughout both County Championship divisions.

The 26-year old has become a staple at the top of the order for Leicestershire since arriving on the scene, and has continued 2020 in the same vain as he ended 2019 after posting a half-century in the victory over Lancashire in the opening round of the Bob Willis Trophy.

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