Cowan makes Notts move
Australia opening batsman Ed Cowan has agreed to join Nottinghamshire for the opening months of the 2013 season.
Cowan, who is expected to feature in the Investec Ashes series next summer, will be available until June 21 - a period that will cover seven LV= County Championship games and eight one-day encounters.
“I was very keen to play some Division One cricket and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to do that with Nottinghamshire,” said the 30-year-old, who enjoyed a stint at Gloucestershire last year.
“There are a lot of good players at the club and Trent Bridge is a great venue so I’m hoping to make a good contribution on and off the field.”
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell, who revealed he is looking for another player to fill the void once Cowan is unavailable, added: “Ed has an excellent record in Test cricket and there was an opportunity to sign him for a decent period given that a lot of Australian players were set to spend time in England on an A tour in preparation for the Ashes.
“Our priority was to find a player who we felt could score a good volume of runs in four-day cricket but Ed has a good one-day record as well and we’re confident that he can make a difference for us.”