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Durham have deviated from the formula that won them the LV= County Championship last year by signing an overseas player: Australia bowling all-rounder John Hastings.
Durham have named their squad, as expected minus captain Paul Collingwood and star all-rounder Ben Stokes, to face MCC at Abu Dhabi in the Champion County game.
Worcestershire have been forced to move their two home pre-season friendlies to Kidderminster's Chester Road ground.
Derbyshire all-rounder Peter Burgoyne has been granted an extended period of absence from cricket.