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Dumped! Chanderpaul Dropped For Aussie Tour

Chanderpaul dropped for Aussie tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been dumped from the West Indies Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia starting next month.

cricket ballThis was confirmed by chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, at a hastily arranged media conference here Sunday evening.

Lloyd said Chanderpaul’s form had declined and selectors had taken the decision to look to the future.

“Over a period of time, we have noticed a decline in his form and for the last 11 innings he has been averaging 16 and we thought the time had come to look towards the younger players,” Lloyd told journalists at the Accra Hotel here.

Chanderpaul has played 164 Tests – the most by a West Indies player – and has amassed 11 867 at an average of 51. He is 86 runs short of overtaking Brian Lara (11 953) as the all-time run-getter in West Indies cricket.

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