IPL franchise Pune Warriors has signed Sussex allrounder Luke Wright for the upcoming fifth edition of the domestic T20 league. As a result of his engagment with IPL 5, the English allrounder will be unavailable for six county championship matches.
Wright, 27, said on Twitter, "I'm delighted to be going to the IPL with Pune Warriors. I'm disappointed to miss the start of the Sussex season but it's an amazing opportunity few could turn away."
Wright has ambitions to win a place back in England's one-day team. He has played 46 ODIs and 30 T20s, but his last cap came in England's T20 defeat against Sri Lanka at Bristol in June 2011. Last season Wright scored 341 runs in T20s for Sussex at 34.10.
Pune Warriors have now filled all their spots for overseas players, with Australia allrounders James Hopes and Steven Smith, and West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels also having signed for the fifth IPL season.