ECB announces Men’s Central Contracts for the 2019-20 Edition
The ECB has today confirmed the award of Central Contracts for men’s Test and White Ball cricket. Selectors have awarded 10 Test contracts and 12 White Ball contracts.
Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer receives a Test and a White Ball contract for the first time after his successful debut international season. Surrey opening batsman Rory Burns is awarded a Test contract after becoming the leading top order runscorer in the Specsavers Ashes series.
Kent batsman Joe Denly is awarded a White Ball contract for the first time. Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid both receive White Ball contracts having had contracts across all three formats last year.
Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales, Surrey’s Liam Plunkett and Yorkshire’s David Willey miss out on a White Ball contract for the 2019-20 season.
The contracts, which cover a 12-month period commencing 1 October 2019, have been awarded to the following players:
James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
ODI and T20
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Joe Denly (Kent), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
Tom Curran (Surrey), Jack Leach (Somerset)