West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will play for Victoria state in next season's Australian Twenty20 competition, Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide said on Wednesday.
"Dwayne is a proven performer in all forms of the game, a very exciting young wholehearted performer for the West Indies," Dodemaide said.
"He's on the way up, only 25 years of age and we're particularly looking forward to him being with our squad and our young players throughout the Big Bash competition this year."
Dodemaide said Victoria hoped to recruit another international player in line with Cricket Australia policy which allows each state to field two overseas stars.
Victoria, which includes Australian internationals Brad Hodge, Cameron White and Peter Siddle, has won the Australian Twenty20 competition three times since its inception four years ago.