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Centrally-contracted England batsman Eoin Morgan has signed a new long-term contract with Middlesex. The 26-year-old made his first-class debut for the Lord's-based club in 2006 having first been involved with the club since 2003.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Eoin has chosen to commit his long term future to Middlesex County Cricket Club," chief executive Vinny Codrington said.
"With the exceptional talent he possesses Eoin is quite rightly regarded as one of the most gifted batsmen in world cricket today, and we are delighted that we can continue to call upon his services whenever he is available to us here at Middlesex."
Staying with Middlesex, the club has today announced its Academy intake for the 2013 season. Eight new players have joined the programme which has retained six players from 2012.
The retained players are Ryan Higgins, Robbie White, Charlie Thurston, Arthur Godsal, Bradley Erasmus, Max Holden. The players joining for 2013 are Freddie Fairhead, Marwan Mohammed, Jamie Odell, James Ilott, George Scott, Martin Andersson, Robin Collins and Seb Feszczur-Hatchett.
A little south of Lord's, Hampshire have announced that Rod Bransgrove is stepping down as Chief Executive from 1st December although he will retain his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He took over as chief executive in 2000, overseeing the move from Northlands Road to the Ageas Bowl and seen high-profile players such as John Crawley, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne sign for the club.
David Mann, who has been Group Financial Director of the Club since September 2007, will assume the role of chief executive.
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