Woakes released for semi-final

  • Last Updated: August 31 2012, 17:32 BST

England have given permission for Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to play in Saturday's CB40 semi-final against Lancashire.

Chris Woakes: Will face Lancashire

Woakes was picked for the opening game of the ongoing NatWest Series against South Africa, a washout in Cardiff, but has not made the XI for the last two matches.

He has now been released to play at Old Trafford and will link back up with the international squad tomorrow night with a view to being available for the fourth ODI on Sunday.