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Lara: Shiv deserved proper send-off


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Lara: Shiv deserved proper send-off

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DUBAI – Batting legend Brian Lara believes newly retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul should have been afforded the time to make a graceful exit from the game.

Hailing Chanderpaul as one of the “giants of West Indies cricket”, Lara said he was disappointed the 41-year-old had been axed from the Test team without having the opportunity to have a “proper send-off”.

“Shiv, who played since 1994, had a tremendous career. I started with Shiv in Guyana and remember his first Test match against England,” Lara said here Monday.

“That guy with the most Test matches for the West Indies, playing for over 20 years, I don’t think people in the West Indies understand exactly his contribution.

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