Nottinghamshire have signed former Proteas seamer Dane Paterson as an overseas player.
Paterson had joined Notts as a Kolpak recruit last year, but didn’t play any county cricket amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has since effectively ended Kolpak arrangements.
“We always look to sign players who will make us better, and there’s no doubt Dane has the pedigree to do that,” said Nottinghamshire’s head coach Peter Moores.
“When overseas players commit themselves fully to a club and deliver consistently on the field, we’ve seen many times before how valuable they can be in the county game.
“In the case of Dane, we believe we’ve found a player of international quality, playing at the top of his game and who we think will represent the club in the right way on and off the field.
“He adds quality and experience to our squad and we’re all looking forward to seeing him represent Nottinghamshire.”
Paterson’s international career
The 31-year-old right-armer played two Tests, four ODIs and eight T20Is from 2017 to 2020.
“Trent Bridge is a world-renowned venue and I can’t wait to call it my cricketing home,” added Paterson.
“I’m committing myself fully to the county game with a club I will be passionate about playing for. Hopefully, it can be the start of a long and successful association.
“Retaining consistency of skills and physicality across a county campaign is a new and exciting challenge for me to throw myself into. I’ve been putting in the hard yards to make sure I’m ready to give it my all.”