The Telegraph – Adil Rashid has become the first England one-day player to turn his back on first-class cricket after informing Yorkshire he will only sign a contract to play white ball matches this season.

Summary

  • Adil Rashid has become the first England one-day player to turn his back on first-class cricket after informing Yorkshire he will only sign a contract to play white ball matches this season.
  • Rashid has agreed a one-year contract with Yorkshire to play just 50 and 20 over cricket and will be paid on a pro-rata deal.
  • He is expected to be available for only 26 days cricket for Yorkshire as he looks to build a career as a white ball freelancer.
  • Jos Buttler has effectively given up red-ball cricket as he has played only five first-class matches in the last two summers.
  • Eoin Morgan, England’s white-ball captain, has not played a championship game for Middlesex or any first-class match since 2015, though is understood to be considering some red-ball games this spring as he will not appear in the IPL.


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