Morgan commits to Middlesex
Centrally-contracted England batsman Eoin Morgan has signed a new long-term deal with Middlesex.
The 26-year-old member of England’s Test squad in India has been a part of the Middlesex set-up for almost a decade, having made his second XI debut in 2003 and his first-class bow for them in 2006.
Dublin-born Morgan played for Ireland from 2006 to April 2009. A month later the left-hander earned his England debut and has become a limited-overs regular for his adopted country while recently coming into contention for a return to the Test team.
Morgan helped Middlesex, who last month signed England Lions seamer James Harris, finish third in the LV= County Championship this year on their return to the top flight and finish second in their Clydesdale Bank 40 group.
Middlesex chief executive Vinny Codrington said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Eoin has chosen to commit his long-term future to Middlesex County Cricket Club.
“At Middlesex we are hugely proud of the success we have had in recent years in producing England cricketers for all forms of the game, and there is no better example of this than Eoin Morgan.
“With the exceptional talent he possesses, Eoin is quite rightly regarded as one of the most gifted batsmen in world cricket today and we are delighted that we can continue to call upon his services whenever he is available to us here at Middlesex.
“Securing the long-term future of a player of Eoin's calibre is yet another example of our commitment to ensuring a successful period for the club on the field in the future, following the recent addition of other high-profile players to the Middlesex ranks."