Glamorgan have signed Western Australia fast bowler Michael Hogan on a three-year contract ahead of the start of the 2012 season.
Hogan has a British passport and will join up with Glamorgan's squad in July and comes to Wales following a recommendation from Marcus North.
"We are delighted to have secured Michael’s services for, at least, the next 3 seasonsm," Glamorgan Head Coach Matthew Mott said.
"He is a talented cricketer and will further strengthen our bowling attack. It is a fantastic time to sign him as he is one of the form bowlers in Australian cricket. He is going to be a valuable addition to our squad.
"His presence will enable us to share the workload at the back end of the season as well as allowing our very talented young bowlers time to develop. Playing alongside a fresh, mature and established first-class bowler will help them as they seek to progress to the next level."
"Michael has established a strong reputation in a short space of time in Australia and we thank the Western Australian Cricket Association for agreeing to allow him to pursue his dream of playing county cricket."
Hogan said: "I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan – I have always been keen to play cricket in the UK and am pleased to have joined such an ambitious and passionate county.The Club is working hard to achieve success on the playing field and I am delighted to be able to be part of their future plans."
He becomes the latest Australian fast bowler to play for the Welsh side. Former internationals Michael Kasprowicz and Jason Gillespie also enjoyed spells in Cardiff.
Compatriot Moises Henriques will also be playing for Glamorgan in the early part of the season to cover for the absence of North, whose wife is expecting their second child.
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