Kadeer Ali signed for Gloucestershire at the end of the 2004 season after spending five years at Worcestershire.
A product of the Worcestershire Cricket Board, the top-order batsman was selected to play for England Under-19s in 2000.
The cousin of Worcestershire and England player Kabir Ali, he was part of the ECB National Academy squad in 2002-03, scoring a century against an England XI at Perth.
He was limited to five Championship matches in 2004 after fracturing his elbow in pre-season and he struggled to get back into the side due to the good form of Worcestershire team-mate Stephen Moore.
Ali ended the 2005 season with 494 runs in championship cricket, and could not stop Gloucestershire being relegated into Division Two.
He was a consistent performer in Division Two of the championship in 2006 when he hit a career-best 145 against Northamptonshire.
That was bettered in 2008 when he hit three centuries, including a knock of 161, in the Championship - although he could not prevent Gloucs finishing bottom of division two.
He committed his future to the county at the start of 2009, signing a three-year deal until the end of the 2011 campaign.