Suppiah given benefit year
Opening batsman Arul Suppiah has been awarded a benefit year in 2013 by Somerset.
The 29-year-old, who has proved useful in all forms either for his batting or left-arm spin, made his debut for the county in 2002.
He has played 94 first-class games, scored over 5,000 runs and boasts world-record bowling figures in Twenty20 cricket having claimed 6-5 against Glamorgan last year.
He said: “I am thrilled that the club has granted me this fantastic opportunity. I have been involved with Somerset for all of my adult life and I am really looking forward to having a successful season both on and off the field.”
Chairman Andy Nash said: “Arul has been a tremendous servant to the club and we are delighted to be able to award him a benefit for the coming season. He has been an integral part of first team for a number of years so this is richly deserved.”