Jos Buttler: England wicketkeeper extends Lancashire deal and set for The Hundred
England's Jos Buttler will play for the Manchester-based side in next year's The Hundred competition, with the team to be called Manchester Originals.
The 28-year-old, who recently helped England win the World Cup, has also signed a three-year extension to remain with his county Lancashire until 2022.
"As an England-contracted player, he will be an Originals player," said director of cricket Paul Allott.
"To have him on our books and available to dip in as and when is brilliant."
Earlier this month former Australia batsman Simon Katich was named as the head coach of the men's Manchester-based team for the inaugural season of The Hundred.
The competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board's new format of the game beginning in July 2020, will be a white-ball tournament with 100 balls per innings.
"It is vitally important to have local icon players, and people of Jos Butler's stature, playing here at Old Trafford for the success of [The Hundred] and the team," added Allott.
"People, anywhere, will want to come and see Jos play as he is box office in world cricket. They can see him both for Lancashire and the Originals."
Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler signed for Division Two outfit Lancashire from boyhood team Somerset in 2013.
"I have enjoyed some fantastic times in a Lancashire shirt over the last six years," Buttler told the club website.
"I am delighted to commit to Lancashire for at least the next three seasons."
Buttler played a key role in England's World Cup win against New Zealand earlier in July.
He made 59 with the bat before whipping off the bails to run out Martin Guptill on the final ball of the Super Over.