Ballance awarded ECB increment contract

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England batsman Gary Ballance has been rewarded for his time in the side this year with an increment contract for the current season, racking up enough points over the past year to qualify.

England batsman Gary Ballance has been rewarded for his time in the side this year with an increment contract for the current season, racking up enough points over the past year to qualify.

Yorkshire's Zimbabwe top order batsman has played one Test, making his debut in January during the ill-fated Ashes, and has 10 ODIs to his name, averaging 30.50 and a top score of 79..

The ECB website explained: "Ballance qualifies by virtue of playing one Test and four one-day internationals against Australia, an ODI against Scotland and three ODIs against Sri Lanka during the current contract period, reaching the 20-point mark during the ODI against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford.

"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."

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