Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan has been rewarded for his good form with a new three-year contract.
Sam Robson insists missing out on a central contract poses no threat to his future in the England set-up.
Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns appeared in court on Thursday to face a charge of perjury.
Yorkshire duo Adam Lyth and Alex Lees claimed the top accolades at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.
England "never doubted" Alastair Cook would remain as captain for the 2015 World Cup, according to Jimmy Anderson.
Bowler Tymal Mills has decided to leave Essex at the end of the season when his current contract expires.
Somerset have appointed Matthew Maynard as their new Director of Cricket.
South Africa have recalled Vernon Philander to their squad for their ODI series against New Zealand and Australia.
Hampshire have signed Australia paceman Jackson Bird and Pakistani all-rounder Yasir Arafat for the 2015 season.
Nottinghamshire star James Taylor admits he was relieved to be recalled to the England squad.