Trott future secure despite no ECB contract

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Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott may not have held on to his ECB central contract, but the club has laid fears to rest by saying they have no intention of not seeing out the two years left on his county deal.

Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott may not have held on to his ECB central contract, but the club has laid fears to rest by saying they have no intention of not seeing out the two years left on his county deal.

Trott was not one of the 12 players awarded a central contract this week, having not played for England since November. The central deal pays for a player's County fees too, so Warwickshire now have to pick that up.

But fast bowler Chris Woakes was given a central contract, which he did not have before, thus leveling out the costs, and the club confirmed that there would be no issue with their continued support of Trott.

Colin Povey, the Warwickshire chief executive, said: "We have had a very constructive dialogue with the ECB about all scenarios.

"The ECB have been very supportive of Jonathan and also very supportive of us as a club and not wanting us to have an unnecessary problem or financial burden."

The batsman is on the road to recovery after leaving the Ashes tour with a stress-related illness late last year, and has recently come into great form, scoring a big century this week against Northamptonshire.

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