Cumbrian cricket favourite Paul Nixon has landed a top coaching role in Pakistan.

The former England wicketkeeper, who is Leicestershire's head coach, is joining Pakistani domestic side Sindh.

Nixon, from Langwathby, will take charge of the team for a three-month stint starting early next month.

It will see the 51-year-old at the helm for the Quaid e Azam Trophy and Pakistan Cup.

Nixon is one of three overseas coaches selected by the Pakistan Cricket Board. His team will include Pakistan international stars such as Shan Masood and Sarfraz Ahmed.

It is a latest overseas coaching stint for former Leics and Kent star Nixon, who twice enjoyed T20 success in the Caribbean Premier League at the helm of Jamaica Tallawahs.

Nixon told Leicestershire's website he was grateful to the club for allowing him to pursue such a "rare and valuable opportunity."

He added: “I’m excited to work alongside several Pakistan internationals and to look at future stars.

"I’m confident the experience will help me gain new knowledge in a top-class environment, which I can bring back to the Foxes.”