Chanderpaul announces international retirement


Batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has retired from international cricket effective immediately, according to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). 

The veteran left-hander was dropped by the Windies for a two-Test series against Australia in June last year, after managing only 92 runs at an average of 15.33 in three Tests against England in April and May. 

Chanderpaul was also left out of the side that travelled to Australia for a three-Test series over December and January. 

The WICB released a statement saying Chanderpaul notified them of his decision to retire from international cricket via e-mail. 

"The WICB acknowledges the invaluable contribution Shiv has made to the game globally and we wish him all the best," said WICB President Dave Cameron. 

Chanderpaul made his Test debut for the Windies in March 1994 - contributing with a half-century against England. 

The 41-year-old made a total of 164 Test appearances, 268 One-day Internationals and 22 Twenty20 Internationals.

Chanderpaul was just this week part of the Guyana Jaguars side that lost their semi-final in the NAGICO Super50 Tournament against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force.