The England selectors today announced a 30-man England Performance Squad (EPS) for the 2013 summer international season, which includes Middlesex's Steven Finn, James Harris and Eoin Morgan.
ECB National Selector Geoff Miller said: “The players included in this squad reflect the progress they have made with senior England teams and the England Lions over the last twelve months.
All of the players named in the EPS squad have been involved with one or more of the England squads during the winter, with the exception of Chris Tremlett who has been going through a rehabilitation process.”
The England Performance Squad is designed to allow the selectors to monitor the development of international players and better prepare them for the demands of the international game.
England Performance Squad 2013
In the summer of 2006 it was agreed that the Selectors could name an England Performance Squad (EPS) of up to 30 players. This squad includes the best England qualified players all of whom will fall under the control of the England Team Director. Within this squad there will inevitably be some players on 12-month Central Contracts and England Increment Contracts and some players on County Contracts, and the EPS does not impact on the established process for awarding Central Contracts or have any budgetary consequences.
The EPS is another step of recognition for County players to aim for and helps to integrate new players into the England Team. The introduction of an EPS has not resulted in any significant increase in the resting of players from County Cricket as the size of international squads for Tests and ODIs have remained unchanged.
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