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Old 10th May 2016, 14:02   #1
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North v South series announced

English players will have the chance to press their claims for places in the 2019 ICC World Cup in an innovative North v South three-match series which will be played in the UAE next March using the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player Rankings to help select the teams.

The PCA and the England and Wales Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre at Loughborough have worked closely to enhance the PCA MVP formula which was first introduced in 2007.

The top four England-qualified players from each region in this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup PCA MVP Rankings plus the leading spinner will be selected to play in the North v South matches, with the remaining players chosen by the England selectors who will be thinking about the strategic needs of the England team in the build-up to the next World Cup.

Andrew Strauss, the ECB’s Director of England Cricket, is the driving force behind the North v South fixture and the use of the enhanced PCA MVP Rankings in the selection process.

“This is a good opportunity for England, domestic players and the game,” Strauss said.

“Finding the best players outside the current England set-up, playing them against each other in overseas conditions and placing them in an England environment will help us see if they’re ready for international cricket.

“As a player you always like to see how you rank – it gives you recognition and here it comes with the added bonus of getting further into the England reckoning as we look ahead to the World Cup here in 2019.

And for fans it also gives an added element to the Royal London One-Day Cup, putting the spotlight on the players to follow in the 50-over game.”

The PCA MVP Rankings identifies the match-winners and key influencers of matches by using a formula that measures each player’s total contribution by taking into account conditions, quality of opposition, captaincy, strike rates as well as runs scored and wickets taken.

Jason Ratcliffe, the PCA Assistant Chief Executive Officer who was responsible for creating the MVP rankings, said: "It's great news to work more closely with the ECB and utilise more high performance criteria to create the output.

“Players hugely value the MVP statistics and many have personal bonus measurements within their contracts based on the standings."

In recent years high-achieving MVP performers including Moeen Ali, David Willey, Luke Wright, James Vince, Jason Roy, Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara have gone on to play for England.

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Patel has most cumulative points in 50-over cricket since the PCA MVP Rankings were introduced with 460, 18 more than Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego with Durham batsman/wicketkeeper Phil Mustard third with 415 points.

Further details, including ticketing and coaches, about the North v South series in UAE next March will be announced over the summer.
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It's not as if we have a shortage of ODI players. Will we see someone like Darren Stevens at 40 chosen to play for England? KP better find a county soon.

No specialists then but getting a player with an average of 36.00 and bowling 37.00. No taking into consideration the fielding.
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Strauss just wants to spend money. A couple of weeks in the UAE with 30 players and coaches, selectors plus paying the players. What kit will they wear as it is domestic games? I'd be surprised if they pick one player to play for England from that method of selection.

There is so much cricket going on. Masters Champion League and the Pakistan Super League will be at around that time in the UAE.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/...y/1011543.html

.. the cost of the England teams increased by £3m (from £27.5m to £30.6m) while the cost of the game's administration increased from £12.4m to £14.1m.

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Strauss just wants to spend money. A couple of weeks in the UAE with 30 players and coaches, selectors plus paying the players. What kit will they wear as it is domestic games? I'd be surprised if they pick one player to play for England from that method of selection.

There is so much cricket going on. Masters Champion League and the Pakistan Super League will be at around that time in the UAE.
They should play it in Barbados. At least give them somewhere nice to go.
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They should play it in Barbados. At least give them somewhere nice to go.
Yes.

Now they have found the UAE, that is becoming our second home. Asian conditions although the next WC is played in England.
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