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Chanderpaul goes Kolpak

Chanderpaul goes Kolpak

Former West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has signed a one-year-long Kolpak deal with Lancashire.

The 42-year-old batsman retired from the international cricket in 2016. He first featured for the Windies during a Test against England at Georgetown in March 1994.

The left-hand batsman played 454 international matches in a career spanning 22 years. He hit 11,867 Test runs at 51.37 per innings and 8,778 ODI runs at an average of 42.

In 22 T20Is, Chanderpaul scored 343 runs at a strike rate of 99.


What is a Kolpak deal?

A Kolpak deal allows athletes from countries having associate trade agreements with the European Union, including South Africa and some Caribbean nations, the same right to free movement as EU citizens without being classed as "foreigners". – BBC