October 13 (Reuters) – England batsman Dawid Malan says the central contracting board (ECB) system favors Test players and he has already spoken to chief executive Rob Key about improving overtaking cricket recognition limits.
malan fall from a full deal to an incremental deal in the new set of central ECB contracts announced on Tuesday. Augmentation contracts recognize players who can play for England on a less predictable basis.
“It’s a bit of a strange system,” said Malan, who scored 82 from 49 with England. to beat Australia by eight points in their T20 game on Wednesday.
“It seems heavily geared towards red ball cricket. Ultimately it puts you in a tough spot if you’re not under contract because you lose the finances you would get if you played in (franchise) tournaments ).”
Chris Jordan, who previously had an incremental contract, was given no contract, despite being England’s main wicket-taker. all time in the Men’s Twenty20 Open.
Jordan and Malan are part of the England squad that face Australia in a three-game series ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“You have players here who have been the main wicket takers for England who are out of contract, but those are decisions that I don’t make,” Malan said. “As players we would like to be rewarded for our performances in England.”
England begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Perth on October 22.
(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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