West Indies great Chanderpaul retires

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has retired from international cricket after more than 20 years at the top of the game.

Chanderpaul made his Test debut against Michael Atherton’s England in 1994 and went on to score 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37, including 30 centuries.

The 41-year-old left-hander, who made his 164th and final appearance against Alastair Cook’s side at Bridgetown last May, ends his career as the seventh highest run-scorer in Test history.

Chanderpaul also scored 11 one-day international hundreds in 268 matches and featured in 22 Twenty20 internationals. 

Chairman Dave Cameron said on the governing body’s official website: “The WICB acknowledges the invaluable contribution Shiv has made to the game globally and we wish him all the best.”

Well known not only for his weight of runs but also his unorthodox batting stance, Chanderpaul enjoyed successful spells in county cricket with Durham, Lancashire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire.

Chanderpaul won back-to-back County Championship titles with Durham and top-scored in their 2007 Friends Provident Trophy victory over Hampshire, while he helped West Indies to ICC Champions Trophy glory in 2004. 

Source: ECB

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