Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has come out of retirement to join Lancashire's squad for this season's English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county announced on Friday.
Pace bowling all-rounder Flintoff, 36, was forced to retire through injury in 2009, his ankles and knees having repeatedly suffered from the pounding they took as he charged in.
However, the Preston-born Flintoff has been training again with his native Lancashire, the only county side he's ever represented, in recent months and is looking forward to making a comeback he once thought beyond him.
Lancashire have yet to say in which match Flintoff will make his return as they bid to reach finals day at Edgbaston in August.
"I'm really honoured to be part of Lancashire once again," he said in a club statement issued on Friday.