Pakistan seamer Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire this season as an overseas limited overs signing.
Zafar Ansari's concussion is a "major blow" to Surrey's chances against Essex, according to coach Graham Ford.
Durham coach Jon Lewis remains hopeful of making a breakthrough in his pursuit of Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara.
Paul Farbrace is set to join the England staff after resigning as coach of Sri Lanka.
Paul Farbrace can quickly help England reverse their fortunes after a dismal winter, according to Graham Ford.
New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder is to join Essex for the rest of the season.
England batsman Joe Root had to be satisfied with fielding practice as he made his comeback from injury.
Glenn Maxwell powered Kings XI Punjab to a 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Scotland warmed up for next month's one-day international with England by beating the MCC by a single wicket at Lords.
Ireland have named a 13-man squad to take on Twenty20 world champions Sri Lanka in a two-match ODI series next month.