Prince considering retirement u-turn

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Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince retires from the game at the end of this County season, but has revealed that he is considering retracting that decision and playing for one more year.

Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince retires from the game at the end of this County season, but has revealed that he is considering retracting that decision and playing for one more year.

Prince, in the headlines right now after his altercation with Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale, has been in particularly good form with the bat at the end of the season, and has thus opened his mind to a return.

The 37-year-old Prince said on the <i>BBC</i>: "I think at the moment I can say at least I'm considering it.

"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."

Lancashire skipper Glenn Chapple said he hopes they could rope Prince into another season, given his value to the side: "His circumstances have changed slightly so there might be an option for him.

"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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