Windies legend Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

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Antigua, Jan. 23 (ANI): West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially announced his retirement from international cricket after the country’s selectors continued to ignore him in the last eight months.

The 41-year-old left-hander, who played 164 Test matches for the Caribbean side, remained 86 runs short of surpassing Brian Lara as the highest West Indian Test run-maker. He ended his career with 11,867 runs.

Chanderpaul has been sidelined from the squad since May 2015 following a weak performance during the three-Test series at home against England. Despite harbouring hopes of making a comeback, the veteran batsman was not given annual contract by the West Indies Cricket Board last month.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the WICB said in a release that Chanderpaul had formally notified the board “in an email that he will no longer be available for selection for West Indies”.

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Meanwhile, WICB president Dave Cameron said that the board acknowledges the invaluable contribution Shivnarine had made to the game globally. (ANI)

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