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Jordan commits to Sussex

Chris Jordan played throughout England's World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh, having been a limited-overs regular throughout the winter

England limited-overs seamer Chris Jordan has signed a two-year contract extension with Sussex that will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The 25-year-old, who joined Sussex in December 2012 after being released by Surrey, enjoyed a meteoric rise last term with 59 LV= County Championship wickets, including a best of 6-48 on debut versus Yorkshire at Headingley.

His strong lower-order batting and athletic fielding earned him many plaudits during the campaign and he capped a fine year by making his England debut in a one-day international against Australia during September at the Ageas Bowl.

Over the winter Jordan toured Australia and his native Caribbean with England, earning ODI and Twenty20 caps, and played throughout England’s World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh.

He was awarded an incremental contract by England last month and capped by Sussex during their championship game with Middlesex this month.

Jordan, who took six scalps as Sussex beat Warwickshire at Edgbaston to make it two wins from two this term, said: “It's great to have signed an extension to my contract at Hove.

“I really enjoyed my first season with Sussex and hopefully I can continue putting in solid performances and to help us be successful, especially with our strong start to the campaign.

“I want to be able to help Sussex have the best chance of winning trophies, and hopefully the new contract will give me the platform to push for further international honours across the next couple of seasons.”

Sussex professional cricket manager Mark Robinson added: “CJ has had an incredible year and there is no reason why he can’t continue to take his career forwards.

“He hasn’t changed since the moment he walked in. He has been humble, honest, hardworking and, as a cricketer, exciting to be around. We look forward to watching him develop over the next few years.”

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