Nottinghamshire sign New Zealand fast bowler Ian Butler for Friends Life t20
Nottinghamshire have signed New Zealand fast bowler Ian Butler for their upcoming Friends Life t20 campaign.
Last Updated: 27/06/13 8:10am
Butler, who has played eight Tests, 26 ODIs and 18 t20 internationals for New Zealand, joins in time to make his debut in Friday's tournament-opener against Leicestershire Foxes.
The 31-year-old is currently with the touring New Zealand squad taking part in a two-match Twenty20 series against England.
Butler will join up with his Nottinghamshire team-mates following the conclusion of the international series at The Oval on Thursday.
"The Notts Outlaws squad looks very strong and I feel well prepared having played two Twenty20 internationals this week," said Butler.
"There is a great tradition of New Zealand cricketers doing well with Nottinghamshire and I am really looking forward to playing at Trent Bridge."
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell added: "We knew that several New Zealanders were keen to have a stint in county cricket and Ian was our pick because we needed a bowler with pace and aggression."