Wednesday 30 March 2011 

England Players Made Available For Counties

England Players Made Available For Counties
England Players Made Available For Counties
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has revealed its decision to allow all available England players to represent their counties as the LV= County Championship season gets underway.

The exceptions are Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Ajmal Shahzad and Michael Yardy, who are unfit while Eoin Morgan is on Indian Premier League duty but is still set to play one fixture for Middlesex against Glamorgan.

Alastair Cook, Steven Finn and James Tredwell will be available to Essex, Middlesex and Kent respectively throughout the period up until 23rd May while Luke Wright will be available for Sussex from 26th April.

The full list of player availabiilty for the Championship, for which make Somerset 7/2 favourites to win, is as follows:

Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) - Available for Tour Match against Sri Lanka May 14-16 and LV= County Championship match against Glamorgan May 19-22.

Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Warwickshire May 4-7 and Yorkshire May 18-21.

Ian Bell (Warwickshire) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Lancashire May 4-7, Worcestershire May 11-14 and Nottinghamshire May 18-21.

Ravi Bopara (Essex) – Currently awaiting results of a scan to rule out a side strain injury, availability to be determined thereafter. 

Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Hampshire May 11-14 and Lancashire May 18-21. 

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) – Currently unavailable due to side strain, availability subject to completing rehabilitation programme.

Paul Collingwood (Durham) - Availability determined by his recovery and rehabilitation programme following his knee operation in the near future.

Alastair Cook (Essex) – Available for all fixtures during this period.

Steven Finn (Middlesex) – Available for all fixtures during this period (subject to amount of cricket played).

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) – Currently unavailable due to IPL commitments. Available for LV= County Championship match against Glamorgan May 18-21.

Kevin Pietersen (Surrey) – Currently unavailable. Availability subject to completing rehabilitation programme following his hernia operation.

Matt Prior (Sussex) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Nottinghamshire May 10-13 and Somerset May 18-21.

Ajmal Shahzad (Yorkshire) – Currently unavailable due to hamstring injury, availability subject to completing rehabilitation programme

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Sussex May 10-13 and Warwickshire May 18-21.

James Tredwell (Kent) – Available for all fixtures during this period.

Chris Tremlett (Surrey) - Available for LV= County Championship matches against Leicestershire May 4-7 and Essex May 18-21.

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) – Available for LV= County Championship matches against Lancashire May 4-7, Worcestershire May 11-14 and Nottinghamshire May 18-21.

Luke Wright (Sussex) – Available for all fixtures from April 26.

Michael Yardy (Sussex) – Availability subject to consultation between player, Sussex CCC and England medical staff.

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