Petersen signs for Lancashire

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Lancashire have swooped for South Africa star Alviro Petersen.

The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Lancashire, with an option to extend it for a third year.

The Springbok – who has county experience with Somerset, Essex and Glamorgan – called time on his international career following South Africa’s victory in the Third Test against the West Indies.

He played in 36 Tests for the Proteas scoring 2,093 runs with five hundreds, including one on debut against India and arrives at Old Trafford as a non-overseas player, subject to receiving official clearance.

Lancashire cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles said: “His experience at the top of the order, both internationally and domestically, is second to none and he will bring outstanding quality to our batting unit.

“He is a player who is well respected within the game and his experience will be of immense benefit to our younger batsmen.”

Alviro Petersen added: “I feel that at 34 it is time for me to retire from international cricket and to move on with my career.

“I am delighted to be joining Lancashire.”