England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has agreed a deal to play for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash.
County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Joe Root has signed a two-year contract extension with Yorkshire, keeping him with the county champions until 2016.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has denied he is a racist after his tirade towards Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has been banned for two further games and ordered to undertake an anger management course.
Yorkshire dominated the PCA Awards with openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees scooping two of the top honours.
The contrast in fortunes on the two sides of the Pennines was stark as Yorkshire took the title
Yorkshire's opening batsmen Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have claimed the top honours at the Cricket Writers' Club Awards.
Division One champions Yorkshire had to settle for a dramatic draw against Somerset in their final match of the season.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Warwickshire completed a crushing LV= County Championship win over Durham inside three days at Edgbaston.
Lancashire ended the second day against relegation rivals Middlesex on 259-6, meaning they lead by 41 at Old Trafford.
Lancashire bowled relegation rivals Middlesex out for 214 on the opening day of their crucial fixture at Old Trafford.
Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince insists he did not think Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale racially abused him.
Yorkshire have vowed to defend captain Andrew Gale against a reported charge of a racist offence.
Martyn Moxon sympathised with Andrew Gale after he was forced to watch Yorkshire's title joy from the sidelines.
Yorkshire clinched their first County Championship title since 2001 after wrapping up an emphatic victory over Notts.
Yorkshire could dominate the County Championship for years to come, says Dominic Cork.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.
Yorkshire's pace pair Ryan Sidebottom and Jack Brooks paid tribute to a 'great team effort' after clinching the title.