Surrey and England seamer Jade Dernbach today qualified for an England incremental contract after being selected in today’s final T20 International against New Zealand.
Dernbach has qualified for the deal after playing six T20 Internationals and four One Day Internationals for England since the end of the domestic season in September.
Under the system, players without a central contract are awarded points every time they represent their country. Five points are awarded for a Test Match and two for an ODI or T20 appearance. If a player reaches 20 points during a twelve month period, an incremental contract is automatically awarded.
As well as Dernbach, Kent spinner James Tredwell has also been awarded a contract today.
ECB National Selector Geoff Miller said: “Congratulations to both James and Jade. These contracts reflect the contributions both players have made in the limited overs formats for England over the course of the winter.”