Kartik joins Surrey
Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik will be Surrey's overseas player for the 2012 season.
The 35-year-old, who left Somerset in October after two seasons at Taunton, has signed a one-year contract and is available for the entire campaign.
Kartik has taken 319 wickets during his time in county cricket and brings a significant amount of experience to Surrey’s spin department, which already includes Gareth Batty, Zafar Ansari, Matthew Spriegel and Freddie van den Bergh.
Kartik becomes the second Indian spinner to arrive at the Kia Oval in successive campaigns after Pragyan Ojha signed for the club for the latter stages of last season, aiding promotion in the LV= County Championship.
"They are one of the biggest domestic sides in the world game and I hugely look forward to playing my cricket at an iconic ground like the Kia Oval.”
Surrey team director Chris Adams added: “Murali Kartik is a proven wicket-taker in English conditions and will add another dimension to our bowling attack.
“As shown with the signing of Pragyan Ojha for the final part of the 2011 season, a ‘mystery’ spinner can often make a major difference to the outcome of a campaign.
"Having someone of Kartik’s quality on board for the entirety of next season will be a great boost.”