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West Indies quick Jerome Taylor joins Gloucestershire
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West Indies quick Jerome Taylor joins Gloucestershire

English County Gloucestershire have roped in West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor for next three years. He has vast experience of playing in county cricket and the club is excited to have his services for the upcoming season.

The veteran pacer has represented Somerset, Sussex and Leicestershire and is expected to deliver the goods for the club. 

Jerome hasn't been part of West Indies cricket plans in the recent times and he last played international cricket in 2018.

The Kolpak player regulations will be inapplicable from 2021 in the aftermath of Brexit but county clubs will be allowed to sign up two overseas cricketers in the various competitions.

Jerome has got a smooth liquid rolling action and he rushes the batsman with his pace and quick arm action. He has shown his firepower in various T20 leagues, including Big Bash and Caribbean Premier League.

The 35-year-old was part of the West Indies team that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016 under the captaincy of Darren Sammy. 

Last year he sent 14 batsmen back in the hut while representing Somerset in the vitality blast and before that in 2018, he took 22 wickets.

"I am very excited to be joining Gloucestershire and I am looking forward to meeting up with the players and the staff and getting underway," the county's official website quoted Taylor as saying.

Gloucestershire's will face Yorkshire on 12 April in the County Championship at Emerald Headingley.

"I am grateful for the opportunity as I really enjoy playing county cricket and I am hopeful that my experience can help the club on and off the field," Jerome added.

"Jerome is an exciting player who will add some pace and international experience to the bowling attack. He can contribute in all formats so he will be a valuable addition to the squad," Gloucestershire's coach, Richard Dawson, said.

"We played some very good cricket last season to get us into Division One and Jerome can help us to set a high standard in the field against some talented opposition."