Gloucestershire have announced the signing of wicket-keeper Phil Mustard from Durham.
The 33-year-old was given permission to pursue other opportunities after being told his contract at Durham would not be renewed last week.
Gloucestershire expressed their interest in Mustard after an injury to Gareth Roderick - which will see him out for at least six weeks.
Mustard is joining Gloucestershire on loan after 16 years of service for Durham. He was named captain there in May 2010.
Gloucestershire are hoping he will be eligible for the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Surrey at the Kia Oval on Wednesday evening
But Mustard will not be available for selection should Gloucestershire and Durham meet in the knockout stages of either the Royal London One-Day Cup or the T20 Blast.
Head Coach, Richard Dawson said:
"It’s great that Phil has joined us for the rest of the season after Gareth’s injury to his finger. He brings with him vast experience and match winning abilities which I’m sure he will show whilst at Gloucestershire."