Marshall plans with Gloucestershire
Hamish Marshall has accepted a contract offer from Gloucestershire for the 2012 season.
The 32-year-old, who has played for the county since 2006, had been offered two deals dependant on the outcome of plans to develop the County Ground.
The former New Zealand batsman was handed a deal based on planning permission being received and another on it being denied.
Marshall has agreed to sign either way and will be part of captain Alex Gidman’s plans next term.
Gloucestershire chief executive Tom Richardson explained: “We thought we were going to have to wait until the outcome of our planning application to agree terms with Hamish, but we have now found a way around that.
“He will be a Gloucestershire player next season whatever happens regarding the ground. He will sign a contract if we develop our facilities and a slightly different one if we don’t.
“Hamish has been extremely good at mentoring our young players and we see him continuing to play a key role in this as well as on the pitch as a senior player himself.
“We had to offer him alternative contracts because if we don’t get our ground development through our finances will be tighter.
“This reflects very well on Hamish as he understands this and we wanted to reassure him he was still wanted.”