Bresnan, Morgan and Tremlett handed central contracts
England trio awarded 12-month contracts for first time but Paul Collingwood does not have deal renewed
England selectors have handed Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan and Chris Tremlett central contracts for the first time as recognition of their part in the national side’s rise to the top of the world Test rankings.
The trio all played significant roles in the Ashes triumph last winter before also being involved in the series whitewash over India this summer.
Paul Collingwood, who retired from Test cricket following the Ashes tour Down Under, is the only player demoted.
“I am delighted that Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan and Chris Tremlett have all been awarded 12-month central contracts for the first time,” said national selector Geoff Miller.
“Central contracts are designed to reward players who perform well consistently for England and all three have made significant contributions to the team’s recent success in retaining the Ashes in Australia and beating Sri Lanka and India at home.
“Following his retirement from Test cricket, Paul Collingwood is no longer eligible for a 12-month central contract.
“We will determine those players eligible for incremental contracts in due course.”
England central contracts
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Alastair Cook (Essex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Andrew Strauss (Middlesex)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Tremlett (Surrey)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)