Johnson stays with Queensland Bulls
Left-arm Test quick Mitchell Johnson will continue to play for Queensland in domestic cricket despite moving his home base from Brisbane to Perth.
Johnson, currently on tour in the West Indies, will make Western Australia his home after deciding to move closer to Perth-based partner Jessica.
Queensland Cricket was desperate to keep the 26-year-old despite a hectic international schedule likely to prevent him playing for the Bulls over the next 16 months.
"I'm really pleased we've been able to reach this outcome," Johnson said.
"I'm looking forward to the move to Perth but didn't want to cut my ties with the Bulls. I'm confident the arrangement will be beneficial for both parties."
Queensland Cricket boss Graham Dixon said it was important to keep the popular and talented player.
"When Mitchell came to us and told us of his plans, he was keen to get our thoughts on the possibility of remaining a Bull because he is a Queenslander through and through," Dixon said.
"Having come through our development system, he is a most popular player within our organisation and we certainly want to keep him in the maroon cap whenever possible.
"We anticipate we would still see Mitchell on a semi-regular basis because he has close family ties in Townsville, and we are happy to go with the long distance relationship."
Johnson has played nine Tests for Australia since debuting at the Gabba eight months ago, taking 34 wickets at 32.88 and averaging a handy 33.4 with the bat.
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