Sarwan is new County captain
Matthew Hoggard has stepped down as Leicestershire captain after three years at the helm.
The former England seamer will be succeeded by overseas player Ramnaresh Sarwan, who returns to County in 2013 for his second season at Grace Road.
Josh Cobb, who last year was appointed as the Foxes' one-day captain, has also been handed the four-day vice-captaincy.
Hoggard joined the club from Yorkshire in 2010 and led the County to a highly-respectable fourth place in Division Two – just nine points away from promotion – though the year will also be remembered as one of off-field strife.
However, 2011 was a season of triumph as Hoggard lifted the FLt20 trophy at Edgbaston after a series of brilliant 20-over showings.
After a mixed campaign in 2012, Hoggard feels now is a good time for a change.
"I have enjoyed being captain over the past three years," he said, "but I feel that it is the right time to hand over the reins."
West Indian star Sarwan made a huge impression last year on and off the field and has the experience and status to take over from Hoggard.
County head coach Phil Whitticase said: "I've really enjoyed working with Matthew over the past three years, especially during our successful t20 campaign.
"It is important for everyone to get behind Ronnie."
County chief executive Mike Siddall added: "The club wishes to acknowledge the contribution Matthew has made as our captain over the past three seasons. We now have the opportunity to put a succession plan in place for the future."