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Kerrigan to remain in the UK

ECB today announced that Lancashire spin bowler Simon Kerrigan will remain in the UK this winter, but will continue to be a part of the England Performance Programme Squad.

Kerrigan, who was originally due to fly to Australia with a 14 man squad on November 14th, will now train at Emirates Old Trafford. He will be supported by Lancashire CCC coaches and undertake a programme of development drawn up by the ECB Lead Spin Bowling Coach, Peter Such.

ECB Performance Director David Parsons said: "Simon undertook both winter tour programmes with the EPP and England Lions last winter and after further discussions with both Simon and Lancashire CCC, it has been decided that his career development will be best served by remaining in the UK in the pre-Christmas period. He will remain part of the EPP and will continue to be considered for selection for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka in the New Year."