County news June 15, 2013

Glamorgan pick up Nathan McCullum

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nathan McCullum, the New Zealand allrounder, will join Glamorgan as their second overseas player for this year's Friends Life t20, after Dirk Nannes pulled out due to injury. McCullum is currently in England as part of New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad.

"I'm looking forward to joining up with the Glamorgan squad at the end of this month," he said. "I've spent a bit of time in Cardiff over the past few weeks and have enjoyed playing at the SWALEC Stadium. Spin bowling plays an important role in T20 cricket and I hope to be able to help the team progress to the knock-out stages."

Glamorgan's head of elite performance, Matthew Mott, said: "We are delighted to have secured Nathan's services for this year's Friends Life t20 competition. He is an experienced T20 cricketer and we believe he will be a valuable addition to our squad."

Nannes, the former Australia bowler, was forced to withdraw from his deal after suffering a back injury during the IPL. McCullum, who's brother Brendon has also previously played for Glamorgan, will join limited-overs captain Marcus North as the team's overseas signings.