County news May 21, 2008

Andre Adams joins Notts as Kolpak player

Cricinfo staff

Andre Adams, the former New Zealand allrounder, has signed a two-year deal with Nottinghamshire as a Kolpak player. Adams, whose Kolpak qualification is based on his West Indian parentage, played four matches for the county last season, taking 14 wickets to help them qualify for Divison One of the Championship.

"With the likely absence of Ryan [Sidebottom] and Stuart [Broad] on England duty for most of the summer and Graeme Swann's presence in the England one day squad, we felt that we needed to add depth to our bowling unit and Andre fits the bill perfectly," Mick Newell, the county's director of cricket, said.

Adams played one Test and 42 ODIs for New Zealand before he ended his international career by joining the unofficial Indian Cricket League earlier this year. Nottinghamshire, though, have taken advantage of a successful appeal by South Africans Johan van der Wath, Andrew Hall, and Justin Kemp, against the ECB's refusal to register them as Kolpak players due to their ICL careers, to ensure Adams' signing