The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday that they have accepted the applications of 10 players for the new county season.
Free to play, subject to receipt of necessary paperwork, are: Hamish Marshall (Gloucestershire), Jason Gillespie (Glamorgan), Shane Bond (Hampshire), Saqlain Mushtaq (Surrey), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Johan Louw (Northamptonshire), Alfonso Thomas (Somerset), Dominic Telo (Derbyshire), Ryan Harris (Sussex) and Pedro Collins (Surrey).
But four players - Wavell Hinds, Johan Van der Wath, Andrew Hall and Justin Kemp - had their bids rejected.
The ECB have yet to clarify the rationale behind the decisions, however, overseas and Kolpak players are required to produce No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from their home board as part of their application.
A number of the 14 players involved have played in the rebel ICL and international boards had previously refused to issue the certificates because of their participation in an unsanctioned tournament.