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Middlesex have signed New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin on a two-year deal, which also has the option of a third year.
Franklin, who is set to retire from international cricket, will be signed as a non-overseas player since he has Irish ancestry.
“Whilst I’m very honoured to be joining Middlesex for the next few years, I want to first take my cap off to Wellington for whom I’ve had a hugely enjoyable and memorable career in New Zealand,” Franklin said. “It’s been an absolute privilege to play for Wellington for over 15 years. And although this decision closes the chapter on playing for New Zealand again I know I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have spent over a decade being involved playing international cricket, and have had some of my greatest memories and experiences in cricket playing with the Silver Fern on my cap.
“My family and I will relocate to London in April and we’re all very excited about what the future holds.”