Kerrigan To Stay At Home This Winter

Simon Kerrigan
Simon Kerrigan will train at Old Trafford instead of joining the EPP in Australia this winter
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Left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan will remain part of the England Performance Programme squad this winter although he will not be travelling to Australia.

Kerrigan, who made Test debut against Australia in the final Ashes Test at The Oval earlier this year, will instead train at Old Trafford.

The remainder of the 13-man squad will head for Australia on 14th November.

Kerrigan will work with Lancashire coaches and undertake a development programme drawn up by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) lead spin bowling coach Peter Such.

ECB Performance Director David Parsons added: "Simon undertook both winter tour programmes with the EPP and England Lions last winter and after further discussions with both Simon and Lancashire CCC, it has been decided that his career development will be best served by remaining in the UK in the pre-Christmas period.

"He will remain part of the EPP and will continue to be considered for selection for the England Lions tour  of Sri Lanka in the New Year."

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