Surrey have signed top Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who is expected to be available for much of the county season.
Jason Roy has signed a three-game deal to play in the Big Bash League with the Sydney Thunder.
Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara admits he is interested in joining Surrey next season.
Surrey have appointed Ebony Rainford-Brent as their first director of women's cricket.
County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Hampshire fast bowler David Balcombe has joined Surrey on a two-year contract.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Gary Wilson, Stuart Meaker and Gareth Batty are among seven players to sign new deals with Surrey County Cricket Club.
Promotion contenders Hampshire had to follow-on despite Sean Ervine's 121 on day three against Kent in Southampton.
Hampshire were favourites to secure promotion, but Kent's resistance and an Essex win have complicated matters.
Jesse Ryder claimed career-best first-class bowling figures to keep Essex in contention for promotion in Division Two.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Leaders Worcestershire endured a testing opening day as they were dismissed for 272 against Surrey at New Road.
Surrey have opted to leave batsman Kevin Pietersen at home for the trip to face Worcestershire.
England new boy Jason Roy has been awarded a new three-year contract at Surrey.
Matt Coles and Sean Ervine each took three cheap wickets as Hampshire crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 34 runs.
Jason Roy has allayed fears he could miss the Twenty20 International against India after folowing a hand injury
Birmingham Bears advanced to the final of the Natwest t20 Blast as they beat Surrey by 16 runs in the first semi-final.
Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff could both feature at Finals Day after the squads were unveiled on Friday.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.