Georgetown, Guyana: Shivnarine Chanderpaul is disappointed with the manner in which his career as a West Indies cricketer has come to an end but insists that he has not yet retired from the game.
Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board's selection panel, Clive Lloyd, explained the need to give younger batsmen in the region an opportunity following the announcement at the weekend that the 40-year-old veteran of 164 Tests was not included in the 12-man training squad that will be based in Barbados ahead of the first of two Tests against Australia.
Dominica hosts the first Test beginning June 3. "My request to finish up with the Australian series is not asking too much," Chanderpaul was quoted as saying in the local newspaper Kaiteur News on Tuesday. "It gives me a chance to acknowledge my supporters at home... I should not be pushed into retirement."