New Sussex deal for Wright

Young Shark staying on the south coast until the end of 2011

Last Updated: 15/01/08 11:16am

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Wright: Happy at Hove

Wright: Happy at Hove

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Sussex have handed England all-rounder Luke Wright a new three-year contract.

The 22-year-old will now remain with the reigning county champions at Hove until the end of 2011.

While being a regular in four-day cricket Wright has made his name as an explosive one-day batsman, particularly in the Twenty20 Cup.

His performances for the Sharks last year earned him an international call-up and he hit a 39-ball half century on his England debut against India.

Although he has struggled to hold down a regular place since, Wright is part of the squad for the upcoming ODI series in New Zealand.

Excited

"I'm delighted to have extended my contract and I'm very excited about having the opportunity to carry on here at Sussex," he said.

"I feel I've got a lot to give and I can't wait to start our defence of the LV County Championship title.

"Next season is going to be an important time for the club, and it's a privilege to know I'm going to be part of that."

Sussex coach Mark Robinson added: "Everybody at the club is delighted that Luke will be with us for the next three years.

"He is such an exciting cricketer with a bright future, whose best years lie in front of him."

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