England captain Root commits future to Yorkshire

07 December 2018 11:06 AM

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London - England Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire that will keep him at the county of his birth until 2022.

Root, who made his Yorkshire debut in 2009, says he has no intention of leaving and is intent on remaining an integral part of the club's development.

Root told Yorkshire's official website: "I love playing for Yorkshire. It's my county. It's where I've grown up and what I know.

"It's the White Rose and what it's about. For me, I don't really see myself playing anywhere else."

The 27-year-old was made England's Test captain in February 2017 and is currently fourth in the Test batting rankings.

Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "The influence he has on our players is huge and the younger players aspire to reach the levels that Joe has achieved - we've got that role model within the club."

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Source: sport24.co.za

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