Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Saturday 23rd January 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who was capped by Derbyshire in 2014, has announced his retirement from an international career that began in 1994.

One of the West Indies’ finest ever batsman, Chanderpaul calls time on his career after two decades in the game, featuring in 164 Tests and finishing with a total of 11,867 runs – second-highest West Indian run-maker, only 86 runs short of Brian Lara.

Chanderpaul joined Derbyshire in 2013 on a two-year deal and featured in 23 first-class fixtures in total, scoring 1,471 runs at an average of 44, with a top score of 129. He hit one century and 14 fifties.

He also appeared in 10 List A games, hitting 288 runs at an average of 72, and eight Twenty20 fixtures, scoring 207 runs with a top score of 87 not out.

Derbyshire Chairman, Chris Grant commented: “I have never met a more totally dedicated professional than Shiv and his record in terms of stats and longevity is truly amazing.

“Shiv had a total dedication and focus on his profession that many young cricketers would do well to emulate. He was a role model and helped many of the younger players at Derbyshire during his time with us.

“On behalf of everyone at Derbyshire, I would like to congratulate Shiv on a remarkable career.”

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