England captain Joe Root will face team-mate Stuart Broad when Yorkshire visit Notts in their County Championship opener.
Ex-South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel signs a new contract with Surrey, keeping him at the club until the end of 2020.
Daryl Mitchell warns there must be a clear divide between English counties and the new city-based teams in The Hundred.
Notts and England pace bowler Stuart Broad will captain the MCC in the champion county match against Surrey next month.
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