Chanderpaul continues to protest his expulsion


August 31, 2016
Shivnarine Chanderpaul


Former West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is continuing to protest his unceremonious expulsion from the regional squad, saying he has given yeoman service without being honoured.

Chanderpaul, 42, who was dropped from the West Indies squad before the series against Australia last year, says his departure "was not handled properly".

The veteran left-hander was axed after a poor run of form that saw him make 183 runs at 16.63 in the 11 innings that followed his 30th and final Test century a few months earlier against Bangladesh.

"You've put in so many years. A lot of times you've been injured and you still go out and play," said the Guyanese cricketer, in an interview with ESPNcriinfo.

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"A lot of times I went back home to Guyana injured from tours that I've been on for West Indies and go back home and play, and you give so much service for your country and to West Indies and on the back end you were not properly honoured for it."

Chanderpaul, who boasts a career average of 51, has averaged just 16 from his last 11 innings.

Considered a West Indies cricket legend, Chanderpaul insists that there has been a lack of gratitude for his service to the region but conceded that he was not the only one who received an undignified farewell.

"I don't think [the selectors] handled it properly. It was not the way they should have done something. They should have done it better," said Chanderpaul whose last appearance came in May 2015, against England, where he made a nine-ball duck.

"This is something that happened way back inst the past, when I started my career with some of the senior players, maybe like [Courtney] Walsh and other guys, Desmond Haynes. These are things that happened to those guys and it was not handled properly".

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