Yorkshire captain Anthony McGrath has signed a new three-year deal with the county and the deal, which begins in March 2009, will see him remain at the club until 2011.
“I’m delighted to stay at the Club for the next three years," McGrath said. "I have enjoyed a fantastic career here so far and I think the next three years will be an exciting time for the Club and for me, especially in my new role as captain."
McGrath, capped four times in Test cricket and 14 times in One Day Internationals by his county, has played for Yorkshire since making his debut in 1995 and 2009 will be a benefit year for the all-rounder.
Yorkshire’s Chief Executive, Stewart Regan, added: “It’s great news that one of our most senior players and our captain has chosen to commit himself to the Club for another three years. Under Anthony’s leadership I’m confident that 2009 will be a successful year for the team and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club."
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