England Cricket Board fingers out first multi-year central contracts

England’s Harry Brook, Joe Root and Mark Wood have been handed three-year central contracts as a part of a brand new multi-year system, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned on Tuesday.

England Test captain Ben Stokes obtained a one-year deal, whereas his white-ball counterpart Jos Buttler was given a two-year contract.

“The system, which covers both red-ball and white-ball players, considers the likelihood of players featuring in England teams across formats over the next period while recognising performances in the preceding year,” the ECB mentioned in a press release.

“Multi-year contracts have been awarded for the first time since central contracts were established in 2000.

“The ECB has worked closely with the Professional Cricketers’ Association and Team England Player Partnership on behalf of the players to reach an outcome for all parties.”

Brook is amongst seven gamers to have been given a central contract for the primary time together with Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Brydon Carse, Ben Duckett, Matthew Potts and Josh Tongue – who’ve all obtained two-year contracts.

“We are rewarding those players who we expect to make a significant impact over the coming years playing for England,” mentioned Rob Key, managing director of England males’s cricket.

“It is great news and a credit to the players for demonstrating their commitment to English cricket in the ever-changing landscape of the sport.”

Batter Dawid Malan, who missed out on a full deal final 12 months, was given a one-year contract off the again of his red-hot type in current months, whereas veteran bowler James Anderson was additionally handed a one-year deal.

Matthew Fisher, John Turner and Saqib Mahmood have been given improvement contracts.

In 2021, England switched to a brand new system of central contracts which was a departure from the earlier separation of red-ball and white-ball offers the ECB launched in 2016.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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