Former New Zealand international Ian Butler is moving to CIYMS, where he has accepted a role as the Director of Cricket.

The 40 year-old has represented New Zealand in all three formats, playing eight Tests, 26 ODI's and 19 T20I's.

The Belmont side announced the signing on social media saying: "The club is delighted to welcome former New Zealand international Ian Butler who is coming to Belmont as Director of Cricket.

"In this new role Ian will have key input with both senior and youth cricket. A three-format Black Cap fast-bowler. we can't wait to tap into his wealth of knowledge.

"We look forward to welcoming Ian, his wife Carly and their family to Belfast in late February."