Jamaica and West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor has signed a 3 year deal with English County club Gloucestershire. 35 year old Taylor will be available for the west country side in all formats in 2020.
Gloucestershire will be the his fourth county, having previously played for Leicestershire, Sussex and Somerset.
Taylor will initially join Gloucestershire as a Kolpak player, with the possibility of becoming an overseas player at a later date, depending on the impact Brexit has on the Kolpak ruling. Gloucestershire’s head coach Richard Dawson described Taylor as an exciting player noting he will add pace and international experience to their bowling attack.
He also noted that Taylor can contribute in all formats and will be a valuable addition to the squad. Interestingly, last week, the ECB confirmed to counties that Kolpak registrations are set to become invalid from 2021, when the UK's transition arrangements with the EU come to an end.
In 46 tests, Taylor claimed 130 wickets at 34.46; he was also capped more than 100 times in limited overs internationals, collecting a world T20 winners' medal when West Indies lifted the trophy in 2016.