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    Chanderpaul retires from international cricket


    Shivnarine Chanderpaul has called time on his international career after making his debut nearly twenty two years ago. Chanderpaul notified West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) about his decision through an email.

    "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 featured in 164 Tests and 268 ODIs for West Indies.

    The formal announcement comes close on the heels of the ICC's decision to look into the players playing in the Masters Champions League (MCL). A formal retirement is a must for those who participate in the league. ICC had been notified by a few boards that currently active players in the domestic circuit too were being wooed into the league, which left the governing body unimpressed.

    A No Objection Certificate from the home cricket board is a must for players participating in the league, which was pitched as a tournament exclusively for retired players.

    The 41-year old Chanderpaul had last played a Test for West Indies in May last year. He was subsequently left out in favour of younger players. He was also not a part of the centrally contracted players for 2016.

    Chanderpaul finishes his career as the second highest run-getter (11867) for West Indies in Tests, just 86 short of Brian Lara's record. He is also placed seventh in the all-time list. He finishes as the most capped player in West Indies' cricket history.

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