South African all-rounder Andrew Hall has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire.
Hall retired from international cricket earlier this month after being omitted from South Africa's squad for the World Twenty20.
The 32-year-old will bring plenty of county experience to Wantage Road having previously enjoyed stints with Worcestershire and Kent.
"The opportunity to join Northants and play my role both on and off the field in achieving success and being part of the development plans over the next three years is an exciting one for me," said Hall.
"Before making my decision I have spoken in depth with (head coach) David Capel, Nicky Boje and Lance Klusener, who have given me a useful insight and convinced me about the style, potential and ambition that the club have in progressing and working towards achieving lasting success."
Capel added: "This is an important and significant signing for Northants cricket.
"I feel confident that the addition of Andrew's vast experience combined with his proven qualities of being a combative, competitive team man in all departments of the game will have a significant impact in all competitions.
"He has performed admirably in first-class cricket for an extended period of time and has a depth of experience in the English game.
"His international playing record speaks for itself."