Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the former Windies batsman, has penned a new one-year contract with the English County, Lancashire, for the 2018 domestic season. The veteran batsman was in good form during the 2017 County Championship, compiling 819 runs at an average of over 50.
“I’m very excited to return for the 2018 season having thoroughly enjoyed last year’s campaign,” he noted. “The club is extremely ambitious and there is a group of hugely talented young cricketers in the squad,” he added.
The 43-year-old, who has also played for Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire (in 2010) and Warwickshire in County cricket, cracked three hundreds in Division One during the 2017 season. His efforts with the bat also helped Lancashire to finish the season a creditable second in Division One.
“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. Hopefully I can continue to pass on some of my knowledge and experience to them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Matt Parkinson, the 21-year-old legspinner, and Rob Jones, the Cheshire-born legspinner, have also singed new deals with the Red Rose County until the completion of the 2019 season. Parkinson became the youngest Lancashire cricketer to pick up a five-fer on his first-class debut when he took five for 49 against Warwickshire in June last year.