ECB announce new restructure for central contracts with added emphasis on England's ODI stars
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 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.
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