Two-year deal agreed June 4, 2004

Bevan signs for Tasmania


Michael Bevan: two-year deal © Getty Images

The veteran New South Wales batsman Michael Bevan has signed a two-year deal with Tasmania.

The move comes just 24 hours after the Tasmanian Cricket Association announced it had secured the services of sacked Zimbabwe allrounder Andy Blignaut. David Johnston, the TCA's chief executive, said that he was thrilled they had been able to recruit a second player of international standing.

Bevan's appointment and transfer to Tasmania is still subject to a clearance from New South Wales, where he had played since 1990-91.

Bevan, 34, recently lost his contract with the national team, signalling the end of his productive one-day career for Australia.