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The ECB England Performance Programme, formerly the ECB National Academy Programme, this year commences on October 29 with two and a half weeks at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough, followed by a four-week High Performance camp in India from mid-November to mid-December.

The High Performance camp in India will be based in Mohali and Chennai and it is planned to play two four-day matches.

In addition to providing an ideal environment for members of the EPP to develop their skills, the High Performance Camp will also help to ensure that stand-by players for the England Test squad’s tour of Sri Lanka are well prepared in the event of any call-ups.

An England Lions ODI tour is planned for February 2008 (venue and opposition to be confirmed).

The squad for this tour will be confirmed in late December and the tour will be preceded by a preparation programme at Loughborough in January 2008.

The 17-man England Performance Programme squad for the first half of the winter:

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Tim Ambrose (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Steven Davies (Worcestershire)
Joe Denly (Kent)
James Hildreth (Somerset)
Phil Mustard (Durham)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Chris Schofield (Surrey)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Chris Tremlett (Hampshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

Chairman of selectors David Graveney said: “The squad for the Sri Lanka Test series will not be finalised until after the end of the current ODI series and a number of players within this EPP squad will be considered by the selectors for potential inclusion in the Test squad.”

National Cricket Performance Centre

National Cricket Performance Centre

The state-of-the-art facility is much more than just a training centre for the England Performance Programme players as it provides an all-year-round facility to benefit cricket as a whole