Ashwell Prince may postpone retirement plans

"A few months ago there was no chance but now there is a little chance"

“A few months ago there was no chance but now there is a little chance”

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Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince has announced that he may postpone his retirement plans after announcing that he would be quitting from all formats of the game in March.

Prince had also said that this would be his last season with Lancashire, even though he has been in excellent form as of late.

The 37-year-old, who recently surpassed 16,000 first-class runs, represented South Africa in 66 Tests, 52 ODIs and one Twenty20 International.

“I think at the moment I can say at least I’m considering it,” Prince said. “The body is quite tired but you never know. A few months ago there was no chance but now there is a little chance.

“It will be nice to get home and have a few months off but I might be sitting around not knowing what to do with myself.”

With Prince planning to reverse his retirement plans, Lancashire captain Glen Chapple is on a mission to convince the South African batsman to stay for one more season.

“His circumstances have changed slightly so there might be an option for him,” Chapple told BBC Radio Lancashire. “You don’t want to finish playing too early. He’s been a really good influence for us this year and the quality of his cricket is as high as ever.”

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