Taylor handed EPS place

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ECB today announced that Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor has been added to the England Performance Squad for the 2012 international summer season.

The EPS is chosen by the England selectors who are able to name up to 30 players in the squad.

The addition of Taylor means 27 players have now been selected and the squad comprises 13 centrally contracted players, four players who have been awarded increment contracts and 10 others all of whom have been capped at senior international level.

National Selector Geoff Miller said: “James is a talented young player and we feel that his performances this season, including an impressive innings for England Lions last week, merit inclusion in the England Performance Squad.

“The EPS is designed to allow the selectors to monitor the development of international players and better prepare them for the demands of the international game.”