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Paul Collingwood extends his contract with Durham signs a one-year deal

Former England cricketer Paul Collingwood has decided to extend his contract with Durham until the end of 2018 season which takes his tally to a record 22nd season with this county club.

The Durham management will be glad to hear the news about Collingwood decision to extend the contract at a time when the club is going through a bad phase with players wanting to leave the club and also the drug-related suspension handed over to the batsman Jack Burnham.

“I am so proud to still be playing for my home county who has given me the perfect environment to fulfill all of my cricketing dreams. I”ve proven this season that I still have a lot to offer and I feel my role at Durham is still important in helping develop the next generation of Durham cricketers,” Collingwood said after signing the contract.

Collingwood had a good run with the bat scoring more than 1000 runs in the County Championship and hitting a swashbuckling hundred in the NatWest T20 Blast. He was also awarded the Player of the Year, Players” Player of the Year and Batsman of the Year at the club”s end-of-season awards.

“I know that this club still has so much to offer English cricket and despite a challenging season I still feel we can compete for promotion back to the first division in 2018. We will keep fighting, that”s the Durham spirit, we will keep giving opportunities to home-grown players and offering chances for them to play first-class cricket,” the cricketer further added.

Durham chairman Ian Botham expressed how the club will benefit from a player like Collingwood’s stature and how he can bring the Durham team in the top division. “To keep a player of Paul”s experience and ability at the club is a massive bonus as we continue to strive for promotion back to the top division,” Botham was heard saying.