Kent have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign West Indies batsman Brendan Nash for the entire 2012 campaign.
The 34-year-old, who was born in Australia, has played in 21 Tests for the Windies - with a further nine ODI appearances.
Nash, who is also a part-time bowler, has scored two Test centuries - including 109 against England - and averaged 33.42.
The left-hander will now team up with the Kent squad ahead of their opening fixture of the season against Yorkshire.
Kent head coach Jimmy Adams told the club's official site: "I am pleased that Kent have been able to secure the services of Brendan Nash.
"Brendan's ability, coupled with his experience at every level of the game, will undoubtedly be of tremendous value to the club especially given his availability for the entire season.
"I look forward to welcoming Brendan to Kent in the next couple of weeks in preparation for the season opener in early April."