West Indian batsman Kieron Pollard has signed with Somerset to play a part in their 2010 Friends Provident Twenty20 Cup campaign.
The 22-year-old has starred for Trinidad & Tobago in the Stanford Super Series and more recently the Champions League Twenty20 and represented the West Indies 15 times in One-Day Internationals and ten times in Twenty20 Internationals.
Director of cricket Brian Rose told the club's website (somersetcountycc.co.uk): "I was impressed by the whole Trinidad and Tobago team in that tournament. Their professionalism and athleticism were exemplary.
"Kieron showed himself to be the sort of player who can change a game in a very short period of time. He played consistently well and produced some amazing shots.
"Over the course of 16 games in our own Twenty20 competition he is guaranteed to have a huge influence. It's possible he might miss the first one, but after that we believe he will be available for every fixture.
"Cameron may have to miss some games if he is called into Australia's squad for a one-day series against Pakistan and that is another reason we have signed Kieron.
"Our batting line-up in the Twenty20 is a mouth-watering prospect and there could be some tough selection decisions. That is the way we want it."
Somerset have already snapped up Australian Cameron White and Indian Murali Kartik to boost their chances of a return to the Champions League, where they were beaten in 2009 by Trinidad & Tobago in a group game.
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