Former England Test captain Alastair Cook is available for Essex's three opening County Championship games of the season.
Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain after leading the side in a record 59 matches.
Yorkshire Diamonds appoint Paul Grayson as their head coach on a deal until the end of 2019.
Essex sign New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner for the first half of the 2017 County Championship season and One-Day Cup.
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