Morgan wins ECB increment contract

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Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan brought a cool temperament to Mirpur yesterday, scoring his first hundred for England and sealing series victory

The ECB has announced that Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan, who scored his maiden one-day international century for England against Bangladesh yesterday, has been awarded an incremental contract for 2009-10.

The 23-year-old left-hander qualifies for the award by virtue of having played in six ODIs up to and including yesterday’s match against Bangladesh, along with four Twenty20 internationals over the current contract period.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

Hugh Morris, ECB managing director - England Cricket, said: “Eoin has made excellent progress since making his England debut against West Indies last summer and is now an established member of our one-day and T20 sides.

“He has fully justified the faith the selectors have shown in him and has the potential to develop his game still further.”

Morgan played 23 ODIs for Ireland and scored his first century against Canada in Nairobi in 2007.

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