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Yorkshire's Ballance Signs Extension

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Published at 8:12am 21st March 2017. (Updated at 8:46am 21st March 2017)

Yorkshire Cricket Captain Gary Ballance has signed a two year contract extension. 

The Zimbabwe-born left hander was appointed skipper of the White Rose for all three formats and his extension keeps him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Ballance said:

"I’m obviously delighted to sign an extension. I’ve been at Yorkshire for such a long time now and it’s the only place I want to be.

So it’s great to get an extension signed before the season starts and now I can just focus on playing cricket.

 The new deal has come at the perfect time for me. I can now purely focus on the captaincy, batting and scoring runs.

There are no outside worries. For me it’s all about focusing on the main task; scoring runs and winning matches for Yorkshire.

 I’m really appreciative of Yorkshire for giving me an opportunity earlier in my career, the opportunity to move up to Leeds and play there.

I’ve loved very minute of it, have worked with some great coaches, very talented players and I’d love to stay here for the rest of my career.

 Now as captain I want to help build on the success the Club have enjoyed in recent years.”

Coach Andrew Gayle added:

“He’s one of the best batsmen in the country and his record backs that up. He’s done it at International level too for England so we want to keep him at the Club as long as we can. I believe he’s got all the qualities to be a success for Yorkshire.”

Listen to the full interview with Ballance here:



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