Leicestershire chief executive Mike Siddall hopes changes for the new season will trigger a financial boost.
Durham will start the defence of their County Championship title with an away game against Northants on 13 April next year.
Leicestershire have held talks with Fidel Edwards but say a deal for the experienced West Indies paceman is "unlikely".
Leicestershire fast-bowler Ollie Freckingham signs a new two-year contract with the Division Two club.
Leicestershire all-rounder James Sykes is one of four players to agree new contracts at Grace Road.
Leicestershire further restructure their management set-up by appointing Ben Smith as first-team coach.
BBC commentators select and give the lowdown on county cricket's best XI of 2013
Matt Coles takes 5-75 as Hampshire beat Leicestershire by 180 runs in the final game of Matthew Hoggard's career.
Just nine deliveries are bowled before rain sets in on day three of the match between Leicestershire and Hampshire.
Centuries from James Vince and Liam Dawson help Hampshire dominate on day two against Leicestershire.
No play is possible on day one of Leicestershire against Hampshire at Grace Road because of rain.
Lancashire earn promotion back to Division One at the first attempt after a draw with Leicestershire.
Lancashire's quest for promotion looks set to be held up as rain leaves them frustrated on day three with Leicestershire.
Paul Horton's brilliant 150 puts Lancashire in control against Leicestershire on the second day at Old Trafford.
Openers Paul Horton and Luis Reece help Lancashire reach 92-0 against Leicestershire before rain halts play.
Leicestershire's former England seamer Matthew Hoggard announces he will retire at the end of the season.
Will Gidman takes 10 wickets in the match as Gloucestershire beat Leicestershire by an innings and 138 runs.
Will Gidman enjoys a second career-best of the match as Gloucestershire remain in the box seat against Leicestershire.
Will Gidman returns career-best figures of 6-15 as Gloucestershire take control against Leicestershire at Bristol.
Ned Eckersley's second century of the game is in vain for Leicestershire as they lose to Worcestershire by nine wickets.