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Chopra pens Warwickshire extension

Varun Chorpa has committed his future to Warwickshire by signing a three-year contract extension with the LV= County Champions.

The 26-year-old England Lions opener, who joined Warwickshire from Essex four years ago, will remain at Edgbaston until the end of 2016 under his new terms having broken the 1,000-run barrier in first-class cricket for the past three seasons.

Centuries against the MCC, Somerset, Surrey and Middlesex have helped to bring Chopra’s 2013 tally to 1,011 before the end of July.

“Since joining from Essex, I’ve enjoyed a great four years at Edgbaston where the club has won trophies and I’ve been able to contribute runs at the top of the order,” he said.

“We’ve got a strong squad, great coaching team and I’m looking forward to at least three more years here, where I hope to contribute towards winning more trophies for Warwickshire and its supporters.”

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Dougie Brown added: “Varun has been an instrumental member of the team since joining from Essex four years ago, and he has a proven record of scoring big runs in all formats of the game.

“He is a great role model for all the Warwickshire youngsters to aspire to and securing a player as highly thought of as him for the next three years is a massive boost for everyone connected with Warwickshire.”

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