Alastair Cook signs new 2 year contract with Essex

Alastair Cook has signed a new 2 year deal with the Essex County Cricket Club that will run until the 2013 season.

Alastair Cook said, “I am delighted to sign a 2 year contract with Essex that will run until the 2013 season. I have played at Essex all my life and they have always been very supportive when I play and when away with England. I look forward to being part of a young squad which I’m sure will win trophies and be successful in the coming years.”

Essex Head Coach, Paul Grayson said, “Everyone at the Club is delighted that he has signed a further 2 years to his contract and we of course continue to appreciate the commitments he has with England. When Alastair is at the Club, he is an outstanding player with great professionalism and provides a huge influence to the younger players in the team with the way he conducts himself and trains.

“He has very promising years ahead of him and we will always welcome him back to Essex when he is not away with England.”

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