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Adams set for Notts return

Kiwi pens two-year-deal at Trent Bridge

Adams: Notts recruit

Nottinghamshire have completed the signing of former New Zealand all-rounder Andre Adams on a two-year-deal under the Kolpak ruling.

"He is an experienced international bowler and a hard hitter as well and he made a solid contribution during the six weeks he spent with us last season."

Mick Newell on new signing Andre Adams

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The 32-year-old will arrive in East Midlands primarily as bowling cover for England duo Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad but will also add depth to the lower order.

Adams enjoyed a brief spell at Trent Bridge last season where his highlight saw him take six wickets in a match against Derbyshire.

While his previous stint came as an overseas player, his current deal sees him registered as a Kolpak player due to West Indian heritage.

Hard hitter

Director of cricket Mick Newell said: "With the likely absence of Ryan and Stuart 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.

"He is an experienced international bowler and a hard hitter as well and he made a solid contribution during the six weeks he spent with us last season.

"We searched for an English-qualified player but it just wasn't possible and with Andre looking to emigrate to the UK, we made contact and agreed a deal.

"His signing was a cricket decision and we are pleased to have signed a player with an international pedigree."