The Hobart Hurricanes have secured a key weapon in their quest to collect some silverware in BBL11 - the signature of Nathan Ellis.
The paceman, who last month became the first male cricketer to take a hat-trick on his T20 International debut, will be in the purple until at least 2023.
"We have a good core group that have played a fair bit of cricket together now and I am just really motivated to get that first [title] win,'' Ellis said on Tuesday.
"There are a lot of individuals [at Cricket Tasmania] who have shown me some faith and have given me an opportunity and that is something I will never forget, and in the same breath I was really motivated to win and I feel we can do that here.
"I am still learning and the last six weeks have been a whirlwind and I am just taking it a day at a time, and I have been told by a lot of experienced and older heads that the game of cricket is a roller coaster.
"While things have been going my way, I'm also prepared as it is a leveler, so I am looking to take it a day at a time and soak it up and learn as much as I can while it is going my way."
Ellis, 26, has played 33 T20 matches in his career, taking 38 wickets at 25.02 with an economy rate of 8.03.
His contract announcement comes a day before he flies out to the UAE for the restart of the IPL with Punjab Kings.
Cricket Tasmania's general manager - high performance Simon Insley said Ellis was a key signing as the Hurricanes look to bounce back from last summer's sixth-placed finish.
"The great thing is going into this next campaign that all the players want the same thing, they want to be playing finals and they want to be there and thereabouts [and] we have a number of players who enjoy playing together and have been playing together for a number of years who are excited to get in purple and get going come December,'' Insley said.
Insley also noted that the Tigers were "edging closer to a new coach" after head coach Jeff Vaughan accepted a coaching role with the national team in July.
On James Faulkner's departure from the Hurricanes, which got heated late last week after the former Australian all-rounder spoke about the situation on SEN Hobart's Jack and Painey, Insley said: "James Faulkner has been an outstanding servant to the Hobart Hurricanes and we are very grateful for the work that James has done.
"Contract negotiations are private between the player and the organisation, but James will always be welcome at Blundstone Arena and has been a fantastic servant for Tasmanian cricket".
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