Morgan, Wood given England central contracts 

The two England internationals have been rewarded in recognition of contributions for their team this successful season, and the promise they provide in England's future plans.

Mark Wood celebrates typically after England regained the urn.   -  REUTERS

England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and fast bowler Mark Wood have been granted central contracts for 2015-16, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. For Durham quick Wood, 25, the central contract for his first, after an impressive season in which he represented England in Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

ODI and T20I captain Morgan, 29, rejoins an 11-strong list that also features Test captain Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

"We congratulate Mark Wood on winning a central contract for the first time," said ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss in a statement.

"This award reflects his excellent performances for England this summer and our expectation that he will have a role to play in all three formats of the international game over the next twelve months.

"Eoin Morgan's award reflects his status as captain of our limited-overs teams and the wider importance we place on white-ball cricket as we prepare for a busy period of T20 and One-Day International cricket over the next twelve months including the World T20 tournament in India next year."

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