Crawley is a centrally-contracted England player but his county deal was due to expire at the end of the 2022 season. With his England future in the balance after a poor run of form this summer – he has averaged 16.40 across five home Tests in 2022 – it is unclear whether he will retain his England contract, despite public backing from Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.
“I’m a Kent lad through and through so to put pen to paper on a contract extension is really exciting for me,” Crawley said in a Kent media release. “We have been through a lot together as a squad over the past couple of years and we’re all working hard to keep improving as a side.”
Paul Downton, Kent’s director of cricket, said: “Zak is a high-class batter who can dominate opposition attacks and I am delighted that he has extended his contract with Kent.
“It’s been great to see his journey through the Kent ranks to being part of an exciting England Test team. He’s an extremely hard worker and I have no doubt that he will have a long and successful international career. I’m also looking forward to seeing him score a lot of runs for Kent whenever he has the opportunity.”