Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait will play for the Glamorgan Dragons in Twenty20 cricket next season, the club has confirmed.
Tait, who made his international debut during the 2005 Ashes and went on to be a part of Australia's 2007 World Cup side, has played three Twenty20 Internationals for his country and he is contracted to the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and he has also represented Durham in a short stint in county cricket in 2004.
The unorthodox, slingy pace man recently took a break from the game but has returned to form with South Australia and he will join compatriot Mark Cosgrove in Glamorgan's line-up - two overseas players are allowed in the new Twenty20 competition from 2010.
"I am looking forward to joining Glamorgan Cricket next season and particularly to playing in the brand new SWALEC Stadium – the venue for the historic 1st Ashes Test match last season," Tait told Glamorgan's website (www.glamorgancricket.com).
"It will be exciting to play alongside fellow Aussie team mate Mark Cosgrove and to meet the rest of the squad, which is, an ideal balance of exciting young talent and experienced players."
Coach Matthew Maynard added: “Shaun is a world class player and a household name. He chose Glamorgan over several offers he received from other counties.
"He is one of the quickest bowlers in the World and will complete the balance of our Twenty20 playing squad which already contains several batsmen who are capable of inflicting heavy punishment upon opposition bowlers in short order."
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