Chanderpaul reportedly dropped from Test team

Reports are that middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been dropped from the West Indies Test team.

Indications out of Guyana are that the 40-year-old veteran of 164 Tests met in his homeland with chief of selectors Clive Lloyd and was offered the option of retirement and a fitting send-off. However, Chanderpaul reportedly stressed to the selectors that he was available to play in the imminent Test series against Australia next month and the option was theirs to drop him if they wanted.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Chanderpaul, who has scored 11,867 Test runs at an average of 51.37 in a stellar career that started against England in 1994, needs 87 runs to go past Brian Lara as the highest West Indies run-scorer in Tests. However the prolific left-hander has endured lean times in recent series against South Africa and England.

In 2011 Shivnarine Chanderpaul claimed he was asked to retire by the then regional selectors after the end of the ICC World Cup and was subsequently dropped from the One-Day International side after he refused. He was never recalled to the ODI team despite his 8 778 runs at an average of 41.60, 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries.

5 Responses to Chanderpaul reportedly dropped from Test team

  1. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 22, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Sorry, Bro. Yah heart might still be in um, we getting older, and these young ones just bout de paper wid no performance. 42 ain nah young chicken, time tah gah and manage yah family, yah gotta son wid a promising future in cricket. We had a Tiger b4 de usa. Thx fah de last of the gr8 cricketing era in WI cricket.

  2. Pat Poinen May 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Disgraceful n ungrateful. 87 runs to achieve another record… Shame on you WI selectors if this is true. He deserves more respect than this. Never curse the bridge you have crossed, you might need to go over it again. So sad for Shiv and all true WI cricket fans.

  3. PMD May 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Chanderpaul may not be a prolific cricketer, nor a friendly one like Sarwan, but he is a committed cricketer, much more than others. Or is it that he should not be made to achieve more runs than the great Lara. Or is it something that the Chief Selector was “asked” to do? Give the fans and cricketing public the real reason. It cannot be only the last two tests. Others have failed more than two and they are still playing. Is it his age. That is just a number if one is performing. Or is it something. Come on Mr Lloyd tell us .

  4. harry turnover May 24, 2015 at 7:31 am

    See what I have been saying ALL ALONG !…..Shiv. was NOT going to retire from ANY form of cricket and that the WI will have to retire ( drop ) him.

    This guy has shown his selfishness to the end. Does he expect to play TEST cricket until he says that he has had enough ??

    His last 10 innings were 4,7,9,50,46,13,1,7,25,0 for an average of 16.2…CLEARLY as expected from a cricketer whose reflexes are on the decline and he, soon to be 41 wants to continue at the expense of an up and coming cricketer.

  5. Alex Alleyne May 25, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Selfishness has brought him to this situation . He had lost everything going for him on the firld of play so he should have called it qiuts .
    SHIV thanks and good bye.


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