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Parore joins rebel twenty20 league
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore is ending a six-year retirement to join the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty20 competition.
Parore, who announced his retirement on the eve of the final test against England in Auckland in March 2002, confirmed he has signed a two-year deal to turn out for the Chennai Superstars - winner's of the inaugural ICL last December.
The 37-year-old, who played 78 tests and 179 one-day internationals for New Zealand during a career spanning 12 years joins fellow-former internationals Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Nathan
Astle, Craig McMillan, Daryl Tuffey and Shane Bond in the unsanctioned competition.
Parore was approached by the ICL last year, about the time Bond was being signed to a deal worth $1 million a year for three seasons, and said the offer was "simply too good to turn down."
The Chennai franchise is coached and captained by former Australian international Michael Bevan and also includes Australian allrounders Stuart Law and Ian Harvey.
England's Chris Read was the wicketkeeper in the inaugural competition.
Parore has only played a couple of low-key matches since he retired to focus on his mortgage broking business, most recently a Twenty20 match for a New Zealand Masters 11 against the under-19 World Cup squad in Hamilton in December.