Shivnarine Chanderpaul signs new contract with Lancashire at 43

Shivnarine Chanderpaul had a successful 2017 season
Shivnarine Chanderpaul had a successful 2017 season
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Lancashire have confirmed that former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has penned a new one year deal with the English county club.

Chanderpaul, who turned 43 last August had a productive 2017 season in which he amassed 831 runs from 13 County Championship Division One matches at an average close to 52. He also ended up plundering three centuries and a fifty.

Chanderpaul is delighted to extend his stay with the club and is hoping to continue contributing with the bat.

"The Club is extremely ambitious and there is a group of hugely talented young cricketers in the squad," Chanderpaul told the club's official website.

"I’ve really enjoyed playing my part both on the field scoring as many runs as possible, but also as a mentor to some of our younger players,” he said.

"Hopefully I can continue to pass on some of my knowledge and experience to them."

Chanderpaul, who retired from international cricket in 2016, has also enjoyed stints with Warwickshire and Derbyshire previously before he joined Lancashire.

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