Tuesday 13 September 2011 

Bresnan, Morgan, Tremlett Earn Central Contracts

Bresnan, Morgan, Tremlett Earn Central Contracts
Bresnan, Morgan, Tremlett Earn Central Contracts
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have awarded 13 players 12-month central contracts with Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan and Chris Tremlett earning such contracts for the first time.

Former One-Day International and Twenty20 International captain Paul Collingwood has not had his contract renewed, however, due to his retirement from Test cricket which makes him ineligible.

"I am delighted that Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan and Chris Tremlett have all been awarded 12-month central contracts for the first time," national selector Geoff Miller said.

"Central contracts are designed to reward players who perform well consistently for England and all three have made significant contributions to the team’s recent success in retaining the Ashes in Australia and beating Sri Lanka and India at home.

"Following his retirement from Test cricket, Paul Collingwood is no longer eligible for a 12-month central contract.

"We will determine those players eligible for incremental contracts in due course."

England central contracts 2011-12: James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matthew Prior, Andrew Strauss, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Jonathan Trott

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