The former captain and legendary batsman of the West Indies Cricket Team Shivnarine Chanderpaul has confirmed that he has taken retirement only from the International matches and he will still play for Guyana in the Domestic Cricket matches in his country.
Chanderpaul has also confirmed that he has been forced to take International Cricket retirement by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as he wanted a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the Masters Champions League (MCL) in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The left-handed batsman confirmed that he would not have been given the NOC if he had not announced a retirement so he would not have been able to play the MCL. He said that he was not playing any Cricket so he decided to join the league of former players.
The 41-year-old scored 11867 runs in Test Cricket and 8778 runs in One-Day International (ODI) Cricket. He has also got record for playing most test matches, 164 for West Indies but the board wanted more youngsters in the team for excluded him.
Chanderpaul said that he would be joining the Guyana side as soon as the MCL finishes as they have got games against Trinidad starting on February 12. Then Barbados, then Windward Islands, Leeward Islands and Jamaica.