, who final performed a First-Class recreation in September 2018, has signed a one-year extension contract with the Warwickshire County Cricket Membership for the 2021 season, the Edgbaston-based membership confirmed on Tuesday (July 1).
“Ian is a winner, and everybody related to Warwickshire CCC is of course delighted that he has put pen to paper and strengthened his nice dedication to his residence nation,” mentioned Paul Farbrace, Sport director on the Warwickshire County Cricket Membership.
“With Warwickshire, Ian has gained each home trophy attainable and he was a part of one of many biggest England groups of all time. Having his information and expertise within the dressing room at Edgbaston is unbelievable for our younger gamers who can proceed to study from one of many biggest gamers in our historical past,” he additional added.
Bell missed out on the 2019 County season resulting from back-to-back accidents (toe and knee respectively) and final featured in a Warwickshire second XI recreation in July 2019. Apart from his worldwide profession, the 38 year-old has been a daily fixture within the Warwickshire CCC since 1999. In August 2018, Bell expressed his need to return to the worldwide fold after a superb County season during which he scored 665 runs at a mean of 55.42.
“It means an enormous quantity to me, and my household, that I’m able to proceed representing my residence county,” mentioned Bell. I nonetheless harbour huge ambitions of profitable extra silverware and I do know Farby and the remainder of the squad share this dedication and pleasure”
Bell performed 287 worldwide video games throughout codecs which incorporates 26 centuries with a mean of 42.69 within the longest format. He has additionally been one of many three English gamers to have gained the Ashes 5 occasions in his 118-match Take a look at profession.
“I have been lucky to be a part of some unbelievable Warwickshire sides which have gained trophies throughout codecs all through my time with the Membership, and I firmly imagine that we’re constructing for one more interval of difficult for extra titles,” famous Bell who gained six home trophies with Warwickshire.
“Within the final couple of years we have seen some actually promising younger gamers come into the facet and make a right away impression. A part of my position now’s to supply help to them as they’ve the potential to realize an enormous quantity each with Warwickshire and England… I imagine that it is a very thrilling time for the Membership and I can not wait to get again on the market sporting the Bear & Ragged Employees,” he concluded.