All-rounder Andrew Flintoff has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract with Lancashire, the new deal confirming his intention to play one-day cricket for the club.
31-year-old Flintoff recently retired from Test cricket to focus on the shorter forms of the game and is currently on the road to recovery following a knee operation.
He made his debut for Lancashire in 1995 and was capped in 1998 and a happy Flintoff said:
“I am delighted at being able to agree a new contract which enables me to remain at Old Trafford for the next three years. I have felt part of Lancashire ever since I first played here as a schoolboy and I want to help them achieve success.
“I have enjoyed many highs with England over the years, but I have not had the same success with Lancashire and that is something I want to address. I have a good relationship with Peter Moores and Glen Chapple and hopefully I can be of help to them both on the pitch and in the dressing room.
“I am looking forward to being around the Lancashire dressing room more now I have retired from Test cricket and this contract will also give me the flexibility to play other forms of one-day cricket around the world, which hopefully help me develop as a player and in turn, help Lancashire and England.”
Lancashire’s Cricket Director Mike Watkinson said: “Fred is Lancashire through-and-through and he is a great inspiration to our young players. It is a huge boost for the Club that he will be wearing our shirt on a regular basis in 2010 and beyond.”
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