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Player Availability: Royal London One-Day Cup Final

A statement on the availability of James Vince and Liam Dawson ahead of Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup Final at Lord's

ICC have informed ECB that players selected in England's squad for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup will be unavailable to play in the Royal London One-Day Cup final between Hampshire and Somerset at Lord's on Saturday.

ICC regulations around major tournaments prevent selected players from taking part in domestic cricket during the tournament and while the regulations haven't impacted Somerset CCC they have made Hampshire's Liam Dawson and James Vince unavailable.

ECB made representations to ICC on behalf of the board and Hampshire Cricket in an attempt to ensure Liam Dawson and James Vince were available for their county for the Royal London One-Day Cup final.

ICC regulations around global tournaments are clear that squad players are not permitted to play in domestic cricket after the start of the Support Period (May 23) and while we understand the ICC decision we are nevertheless disappointed that it will lead to two leading international players missing our showpiece domestic final at Lord's.

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