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Bresnan and Morgan earn ECB deals

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Eoin Morgan & Kumar Sangakkara

Eoin Morgan on Champions Trophy duty against Sri Lanka, the innings which confirmed the granting of an increment contract

The ECB today announced that Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan and Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan have been awarded increment contracts for the current contractual period (2008-2009).

The two players have reached the 20 appearance point threshold for the award of these contracts (five appearance points are awarded for a Test appearance and two points for an ODI or Twenty20 international appearance).

Bresnan has played two Tests and nine one-day internationals in the past 12 months and achieved the 20-point mark during the recent NatWest Series against Australia.

Morgan, who has appeared in 10 one-day internationals and one T20 international in the same 12-month period, reached his 20-point total by playing against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy on Friday.

The pair are the third and fourth players to earn increment contracts through England appearances during the contract period following on from the earlier award of contracts to Dimitri Mascarenhas and Graham Onions.