England star Patel signs contract extension

Published: Monday, October 13, 2008, 23:02 [IST]
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England all-rounder Samit Patel agreed a contract extension on Monday that will keep him with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2010 campaign.

Patel impressed for England in the one-day international series against South Africa during August and September and has been selected for the upcoming Stanford Super Series in the Caribbean and one-day internationals against India.

The 23-year-old also topped Nottinghamshire's batting averages in the county championship with 53.88.

He said: "I'm very happy at Notts and even though my previous deal didn't expire until 2009, I was keen to agree an extension.

"It has been a good year for me and for the team and I'm confident that we will be able to challenge for honours next season."

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