Fletcher, 26, has been signed on the recommendation of James Franklin after being his team mate in recent months. He will join the Wellington Firebirds in time for the Twenty20 competition after a successful season with Nottinghamshire, where he has taken 186 first class wickets since his debut in 2008.
Peter Clinton, CEO Cricket Wellington, said that the move to a dedicated T20 window meant that the Firebirds could recruit a specialist for the whole competition. “Ideally you want specialists and players who can commit to the full campaign. I’m aware that Luke is a very popular player among Notts fans and I know he’s excited to be a big part of the Firebirds this summer’.
The dates for this summer’s Twenty20 competition will be released by NZC shortly.