Durham and England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has ended speculation about his future in county cricket by signing a three-year deal with the Dynamos.
There had been speculation that he was to consider a move to Derbyshire but he has decided to remain with his home county, for whom he has played since 1995.
"I’m a Durham lad through and through and I’ve really enjoyed being back in the dressing room with the guys," Collingwood said.
"The club is ambitious and the quality of the team shows how committed we are to winning more silverware over the coming years and I want to be part of that - bringing more sporting success back to the North East."
Head Coach Geoff Cook said, “We are delighted that Paul has decided to commit his future to Durham CCC - he is a fantastic player with a great attitude and a real desire for the club to continue to move forward. He has consistently produced match-winning performances for us since his return to the side and to have him representing the club, on and off the field, is brilliant."
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