CHANDERPAUL FORCED TO RETIRE

Posted on May 30, 2011 by

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has said that he has been asked to retire by the selectors. Chanderpaul made the allegations in a letter to the West Indies Cricket Board’s chief executive, Ernest Hilaire. It was the second such communication the 36-year-old has made over the past week after Hilaire questioned the discipline and application in the team.

“The WICB selectors asked me to retire and were upset when I refused to do so,” Chanderpaul wrote, according to ESPN cricinfo.

“One of the selectors further told me that I would need to go to regional cricket and do exceptionally well and then they might consider me for future selection, despite me having the third-best average in the World Cup for the WI cricket team, of anyone with more than two innings. They think it’s time for me to hang up my cricket shoes.”

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