Central contracts brings renewed emphasis on limited-overs cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board has overhauled its central contract system, bringing renewed emphasis on leading limited-overs players.
The new arrangement splits the senior international group into Test and limited-overs specialists - the most significant restructure since central contracting was introduced to great effect 14 years ago.
Four players - batsman Joe Root and all-rounders Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali have been included in both pools, with six others handed Test-only deals and seven more in the white-ball grouping.
The ECB has been keen to elevate the standing of... read more
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