Alastair Cook is expected to remain captain when England name their squad on Wednesday for the one-day series in Sri Lanka.
Lewis Gregory agrees a new deal at Somerset, along with Alex Barrow, Josh Davey, James Regan and Max Waller.
Northants all-rounder James Middlebrook is set to leave Wantage Road at the end of the season.
Derbyshire opener Ben Slater signs a new deal that keeps him with the club until the end of the 2016 season.
Chief executive Hugh Morris says Glamorgan will focus on developing their own players to bolster the depleted squad.
Gloucestershire confirm Ireland seamer Graeme McCarter will not be offered a new contract for next season.
Lancashire bring in Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan for their crucial County Championship game against Middlesex.
Hampshire first-team coach Dale Benkenstein believes the county deserve to be promoted to Division One.
Batsman Tm Westley says promotion hopefuls Essex believe they have the ability to be a Division One team.
Warwickshire's Dougie Brown says he has "no complaints" after Saturday's One-Day Cup final loss to Durham at Lord's.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits it was "tense the whole way through" after helping Durham lift the One-Day Cup.
Durham beat Warwickshire by three wickets to win a low-scoring One-Day Cup final at Lord's.
Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright wins the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Elite Award for 2014.
Director of cricket Martyn Moxon says Yorkshire will support captain Andrew Gale against a charge of racism.
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