Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakashhas extended his current deal at Surrey by two years, meaning he will stay at the club until the end of the 2011 season. He has also been granted an NOC to play in the IPL and his name will be entered into the February 6th player auction.
Ramprakash moved to Surrey from Middlesex in 2001 and last season completed his 100th first-class century and the batsman, capped 52 times in Tests by England, averages 75.06 in first-class cricket for Surrey.
“I have had a fantastic career up until now but still feel like I have much more to give”, he told www.surreycricket.com. “There are a huge amount of runs left in me and I look forward to helping shape a new era of Surrey cricket, both at the crease and in the dressing room.
“Surrey have a number of exciting young batsmen and it’s now down to me and other experienced players at the Club to work with the management team to help them use their talent and succeed in the professional game.”
"Mark’s record in recent years has been simply staggering and I am over the moon that he has decided to extend his career with us," Professional Cricket Manager Chris Adams added.
“Statistics like those he has accumulated throughout his career simply do not lie and I look forward to watching him score thousands more runs and working with him to secure Surrey’s future as a successful Club for many years to come.”
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