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Chanderpaul quits international cricket

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 1:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC):

Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has called time on his illustrious international career, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced late yesterday.

In a release, the WICB said the 41-year-old Guyanese had given notification via email that he was no longer available for selection.

Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests, amassing 11,867 runs at an average of 51. He is second on the all-time West Indies list of run-scorers to Brian Lara who scored 11 953 runs.

He also played 268 one-day internationals and 22 Twenty20 internationals.

Chanderpaul was axed last May by West Indies selectors following a run of low scores but said at the time he was focused on regaining his place in the side.

He represented Guyana Jaguars in the ongoing Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago.