Patel earns incremental contract

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Samit Patel

Samit Patel has qualified for an England incremental contract, having featured in 10 international fixtures since the beginning of October

The ECB today announced that Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has been awarded an England incremental contract for 2011-12.

Patel qualifies for the award by virtue of having played nine one-day internationals, five against India in October and four during the current tour of the United Arab Emirates, and one Twenty20 international for England.

Non-contracted players can earn an England incremental contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “This award reflects the contribution Samit has made to our T20 and one-day international teams this winter and we congratulate him on his achievement.”

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