ECB revise the men’s contract model: The ECB has replaced its previous model contract. In which separate test and cue ball deals were awarded, with a shorter list of 20 core annual contracts for its master players.
It follows the criticism of the previous model for being too inflexible.
Last year’s contracts were a good example. There was no crank on the list of test contracts awarded for the 2020/21 period.
Although six tests were carried out in Asia over the winter, while Mark Wood was only offered one white-ball contract, despite being a key member of the test team from the start. It was the ashes of winter.
The ECB says the structural change was carried out in collaboration with the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) and the Professional Cricketers` Association (PCA)
” is designed to meet England’s future needs in what has become a fluid and dynamic landscape”
and also take into consideration the COVID-19 landscape.
The criteria for the players selected in the latest contract list take into account the likelihood that players will appear on English teams in various formats over the next 12 months while recognizing the achievements of the previous year.
On the 20-player roster, Dawid Malan, Jack Leach, and Ollie Robinson received core contracts for the first time. Zak Crawley, who was fired from the test team in the summer, got a deal, but Dom Sibley didn’t.
In addition to the 20 core contracts, the ECB has also issued four incremental contracts and three fast bowling agreements. The latter gives the ECB a direct voice in the workload of these bowlers.
“Since the inception of central contracts in 2002, the system has facilitated improved preparation, performance, and professionalism of the England team and has ensured that players are well rewarded for representing their country at the elite level,” Giles added.
“The international game continues to evolve, and we have to be mindful that we have to lead the way in player performance across cricket’s ever-changing landscape. Our objective remains the same to develop world-class players in all three formats as we strive to become the most respected team in the world.
“I would like to congratulate all the players offered agreements for the coming year, particularly newcomers Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, and Ollie Robinson. Receiving your first central contract is a great moment in any player’s career. They will all play a pivotal role in England’s fortunes over the next 12 months.”
England Men’s Central Contracts
- Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
- James Anderson (Lancashire)
- Jofra Archer (Sussex)
- Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
- Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
- Rory Burns (Surrey)
- Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
- Zak Crawley (Kent)
- Sam Curran (Surrey)
- Jack Leach (Somerset)
- Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
- Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
- Ollie Pope (Surrey)
- Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
- Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
- Joe Root (Yorkshire)
- Jason Roy (Surrey)
- Ben Stokes (Durham)
- Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
- Mark Wood (Durham)
England Increment Contracts
- Dom Bess (Yorkshire)
- Tom Curran (Surrey)
- Chris Jordan (Surrey)
- Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
England Pace Bowling Development Contracts
- Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
- Craig Overton (Somerset)
- Olly Stone (Warwickshire)
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