Former England Test players Jonathan Trott and Jon Lewis are to join England's coaching staff at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
County champions Essex begin the defence of their title in 2018 against Yorkshire at Headingley on 13 April.
Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor is suspended from bowling for 12 months for an illegal action.
Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle signs a one-year contract extension with the county for the 2018 season.
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