Left-arm slow bowler Michael Yardy has been awarded an England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) incremental contract after playing ten limited overs matches in the qualifying period.
Sussex captain Yardy has played seven Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals since the ECB named their list of contracted players, and as such he qualified for an incremental deal.
Players are awarded an incremental contract when they reach 20 points using a system where Test appearances are worth and points ODI/T20 appearances earn two points.
Since making his international debut in 2006, Yardy has played eight ODIs and ten T20Is, helping England win the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.
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