England ace puts down Roots
ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire which will keep him at the county of his birth until 2022.
Root, who was born in Sheffield and 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 said: “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.
“I’m passionate about us as a county being successful.
“If I’ve got any opportunity to try and add to that and be a part of something, that’s really exciting for me. I’m looking forward to this new adventure for the club.”
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes and Alex Hales remain eligible for England selection after the Cricket Discipline Commission Disciplinary Panel concluded its hearing into an incident in Bristol in 2017.
The panel gave Stokes an eight-match England ban but deemed those games to have been served, while Hales was given a six-match white-ball ban with two already served and four suspended.