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Michael Vaughan is spending the rest of his career with Yorkshire © Getty Images

Yorkshire have announced that England captain Michael Vaughan has signed a new rolling contract with the club which will become effective once his international central contract comes to an end.

Yorkshire has a great tradition of fine opening batsmen, and Michael Vaughan has followed Sutcliffe, Hutton and Boycott to full England honours culminating in the magnificent Ashes victory in 2005.

Vaughan, who signed the contract on Friday at the Headingley Carnegie stadium said: “I have played for Yorkshire since the age of 16 and am delighted to be signing a new contract which gives me the flexibility to remain with the county whilst ever I can play first-class cricket.”

The Yorkshire management are thrilled that Vaughan is reaffirming his allegiance to the club and are also very pleased with the progress he is making since his knee operation earlier this year.

Stewart Regan, Yorkshire's chief executive, said: “Yorkshire County Cricket Club fully support Michael's efforts to return to first-class cricket following surgery on his knee earlier this year.

“He is determined to be fit as soon as possible and is very focused on what needs to be done to make this happen. We fully expect Michael to recover from his operation and are putting our faith in him with a new contract which will kick-in once he leaves the England team.

“We look forward to having him at Yorkshire for the rest of his first-class career.”

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