Glamorgan have announced new contracts for fast bowlers Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten and Lukas Carey.
Nottinghamshire's England opener Alex Hales has signed a new deal with his county to play only white-ball cricket until the end of the 2019 season.
Glamorgan have confirmed that Australian star Shaun Marsh will arrive in Wales in time for the start of the 2018 Championship season.
Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris says hosting a franchise for the new Twenty20 competition will prove a catalyst for the county.
Glamorgan limited-overs captain Colin Ingram says it would be a boost for Wales to be allocated a franchise in the new city-based T20 competition.
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England's batsmen were "right" to take risks but the execution was "not up to scratch" in Twenty20 tri-series defeat by Australia, says captain Eoin Morgan.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes sold for almost £1.4m in the Indian Premier League auction but Test captain Joe Root went unsold in the first round of bidding.
Surrey have appointed Vikram Solanki as assistant head coach, with Stuart Barnes leaving the south London club to pursue other opportunities.
Leicestershire have signed Pakistan seam bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Khan to share the club's main overseas role for the 2018 season.