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ECB deals for Jordan and Lumb

Chris Jordan and Michael Lumb have been awarded increment contracts for the coming season, the England and Wales Cricket Board have announced.

Sussex all-rounder Jordan has been a regular fixture in England's limited-overs side since the 2013-14 contract period came into effect on October 1.

The 25-year-old made his one-day international debut against Australia last September, and he appeared in all five 50 over contests Down Under over the winter.

Jordan made a further two appearances in the West Indies and has featured in each of England's three games at the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Lumb played two Twenty20 matches in Australia and played in all six matches across both formats in the Caribbean, and the Nottinghamshire batsman also retained his place for the World Twenty20.

Both qualify for ECB contracts under their system which awards points for international appearances.

An ECB statement read: "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."