Australian batsman Michael Klinger will return for a second stint in the County Championship after agreeing terms to play for Gloucestershire next season.
Klinger, 32, had been expected to represent his county at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel next July, but Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell this week confirmed the acquisition of the talented top-order batsman.
Bracewell said: “I’m delighted to be signing a player of Michael’s quality and experience. He has proved himself adept at all forms of the game and has captaincy experience.
“We expect him to be available throughout the 2013 season. It is not easy to find overseas players who tick all those boxes and a lot of work has gone into finding the right man.”
Klinger played seven matches for Worcestershire last season, scoring 413 runs including a century.