Root earns increment contract

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The ECB today announced that Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has been awarded an England increment contract for 2012-13.

Root qualifies for the award by virtue of having played one Test match, one T20 and five ODIs against India as well as a T20 and an ODI during the current tour of New Zealand since the contract period began on October 1.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment 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.

ECB National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “Congratulations to Joe Root who has made his international debut in all three formats in a short period of time and has made important contributions for England so far this winter.”

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