Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has been awarded an England increment contract having featured in 10 limited overs matches for England in a defined period.

Patel doesn't hold a central contract but so called 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.

ECB National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “This award reflects the contribution Samit has made to our T20 and One-Day international teams this winter and we congratulate him on his achievement.”