Increment England contract for Jack

It has been announced today that Jack Leach has been awarded an Increment contract by the ECB.

The ECB has confirmed the award of Central Contracts for men’s Test and White Ball cricket with the selectors awarding 10 Test contracts and 12 White Ball contracts.

In addition to Test and White Ball central contracts, selectors can award a limited number of Increment contracts. Rory Burns, Joe Denly and Jack have been awarded Increment contracts in relation to 2018-19 in recognition of their performances for the team through the contract year just finishing.

Leach and Surrey’s Tom Curran are also recipients of Increment contracts for the 2019-20 contract year, commencing October 1st 2019.

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 Burns is awarded a Test contract after becoming the leading top order runscorer in the Specsavers Ashes series.

Kent batsman 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.

Test specialists and those playing in all forms of the game will have their salaries paid in full by the ECB. From 1 February 2020, the start of the ECB 2020 Financial Year, those on White Ball contracts will move from receiving a supplement on top of their County salary, to having their salaries paid in full by the ECB as per Test contracted players.

Under the structure, players in both formats receive a ‘ranking’ based on their performances on the pitch, as well as a number of other factors, including off-field contribution, fielding and fitness. Those rankings then correlate with the level of remuneration.

The contracts, which cover a 12-month period commencing 1 October 2019, have been awarded to the following players:

Test Match

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 / 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).

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