West Indies test captain Kraigg Brathwaite has been signed by Gloucestershire for the upcoming English County Championship campaign.
The 28 year old right-hander who led the West Indies in the just-concluded drawn two test series with Sri Lanka, is expected to be available for Gloucestershire's opening eight matches.
Brathwaite, who has in the past featured in the County Championship for Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan, said he would be embracing the new experience in a country where he already enjoyed playing.
During the second test against Sri Lanka, Brathwaite became the 16th West Indies batsman to pass 4 000 test runs in his 68th match, and also notched his ninth test century. Gloucestershire host Surrey at Bristol in their opening game next Thursday.