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ECB confirm Livingstone availability

ECB confirm Livingstone availability

ECB confirm Livingstone availability

The ECB has today confirmed that Lancashire Captain Liam Livingstone will be available for the start of the season.

The 24 year-old has been in New Zealand with the England squad for the last three weeks and returns back to the UK in the coming days following the conclusion of the Test Series this morning.

He will not be available for Lancashire's three-day fixture against Loughborough which starts on Friday but is available for the opening game of the Specsavers County Championship against Nottinghamshire at Emirates Old Trafford a week on Friday (13 April).

The England management have yet to make a decision on the early-season availability of James Anderson.

Jos Buttler is unavailable for the start of the season after his selection in the Indian Premier League. He will play for the Rajasthan Royals with their first fixture taking place on the 9 April whilst the IPL final takes place on 27 May. 

Full England player availability for the early stages of the Specsavers County Championship:

Alastair Cook (Essex) – available for Specsavers County Championship matches against Hampshire (April 27-30), Yorkshire (May 4-7) and Worcestershire (May 11-14).

James Vince (Hants) – available for all games from April 13 (but not v Oxford MCCU April 7-9).

Liam Livingstone (Lancashire) – available for all games from April 13 (but not v Loughborough MCCU April 7-9). James Anderson  – tbc.

Dawid Malan (Middlesex) – available for Specsavers County Championship matches against Glamorgan (27-30 April), Sussex (4-7 May), and Gloucestershire (11-14 May). Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) – available for all matches.

Stuart Broad (Notts) – available for Specsavers County Championship matches against Worcestershire (27-30 April), Hampshire (4-7 May) and Lancashire (11-14 May).

Mark Stoneman and Ben Foakes (Surrey) – available for all games from April 20 (but not v Cambridge MCCU April 13-15).

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow (Yorks) – available for Specsavers County Championship matches against Essex (4-7 May) and Surrey (11-14 May). Liam Plunkett, Gary Ballance, and David Willey (Yorks) – available for all matches.

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) and Mark Wood (Durham) are all unavailable for the start of the season having signed to play in the Indian Premier League. Players selected for the first Test of the summer against Pakistan which starts at Lord’s on May 24 have been told by the ECB that they are expected to return by May 17, with availability for Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures to be confirmed nearer the time.

 

 
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