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Harry Brook, Jos Buttler amongst other players sign England Cricket’s first-ever multi-year contracts


Harry Brook, Jos Buttler amongst other players sign England Cricket’s first-ever multi-year contracts


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled the highly anticipated Central Contract offers for England Men’s international cricket, covering the period from 1 October 2023. These contracts, which encompass both red-ball and white-ball players, are designed to gauge the likelihood of players representing England across various formats in the upcoming year, taking into account their performance in the previous year.

Introduction of multi-year contracts

In a significant development, multi-year contracts have been introduced for the first time since the inception of central contracts in 2000. The ECB has worked closely with the Professional Cricketers’ Association and the Team England Player Partnership to ensure a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties involved.

In total, 29 players have been extended Central Contract offers, which can be broken down into 18 England Multi-Year Central Contracts, eight England Annual Central Contracts, and three England Development Contracts.

Full list of contracted players

Three-Year Central Contracts: Harry Brook, Joe Root, Mark Wood

Two-Year Central Contracts: Rehan Ahmed, Jofra Archer, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid, Josh Tongue (from 1 November), Chris Woakes

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One-Year Central Contracts: Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley,

England Development Contracts: Matthew Fisher, Saqib Mahmood, John Turner

Rob Key provides insights

Rob Key, the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, expressed his excitement about the new contracts and what they signify for the future of English cricket. Key went on to offer his congratulations to all the players who have received contract offers, emphasizing their pivotal role in England’s cricketing efforts in the upcoming years.

“We are rewarding those players who we expect to make a significant impact over the coming years playing for England. It is great news and a credit to the players for demonstrating their commitment to English cricket in the ever-changing landscape of the sport. I would like to congratulate all the players who have been offered contracts. They will play a pivotal role in England’s efforts over the next few years,” said Key in an official statement.

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