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Lancashire duo Parkinson and Mahmood selected for England tour of West Indies

Lancashire duo Parkinson and Mahmood selected for England tour of West Indies

Lancashire Cricket's Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood have been included in England's 16-man squad for their tour of the Caribbean in March.

The duo have previously featured in squads for test series as well as both international white ball formats, but will both be hoping to make their test debuts as England take on the West Indies in a three-test series.

Selection comes following strong performances for the red rose in last season's LV County Championship for both players respectively.

Parkinson and Mahmood are among four uncapped players in new interim head coach Paul Collingwood's squad alongside Durham's Alex Lees and Yorkshire's Matthew Fisher.

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Interim Managing Director for England Men's Cricket, Sir Andrew Strauss, said:

"With the start of a new cycle, it has allowed the selection panel to refresh the Test squad with a particular focus on competing away from home.

"We felt that it was time to draw a line after the Ashes defeat, look forward and give some impetus with an influx of new players.

"This selection of this squad is the start of a process and a journey to get England Test cricket back to where it needs to be, and the hard work starts now."

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