County cricket January 16, 2009

Ali commits to Gloucestershire

Cricinfo staff

Kadeer Ali has extended his contract with Gloucestershire until 2011. Ali joined Gloucestershire in 2005 and, last season, notched three hundreds in the Championship, including a career-best 161 against Northamptonshire.

"I am delighted that I am going to be here for the next three years," he said. "The club has been really good to me during the time I have been here. I am really looking forward to the 2009 season, especially working with John Bracewell who, I hope with his experience, will help my game too."

Bracewell announced last July that he would be returning to Bristol, before quitting as New Zealand's coach last November. His previous tenure as Gloucestershire's coach was successful, leading them to several trophy wins at the turn of the century.