The Sydney Thunder have added to their overseas roster for the Big Bash League this year, signing current England T20 captain Eoin Morgan for a second year in a row.
Somerset veteran fast bowler Alfonso Thomas, who had been set to play for the Cobras in this year's Ram Slam T20 has been ruled out of action with a broken ankle.
Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has signed a three-year contract extension with the Bears, keeping him in Birmingham until 2017, capping off a difficult year for the former England number three.
The Brisbane Heat have confirmed, after a few weeks of speculation, that former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has signed up for the Big Bash League at the end of the year.
Cricket South Africa boss Haroon Lorgat has hinted that former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to play in the Ram Slam T20 competition this season, without saying so in so many words.