London - England Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract
extension with Yorkshire that will keep him at the county of his birth until
Root, who made his Yorkshire debut in 2009, says he has no
intention of leaving and is intent on remaining an integral part of the club's
Root told Yorkshire's official website: "I love playing
for Yorkshire. It's my county. It's where I've grown up and what I know.
"It's the White Rose and what it's about. For me, I
don't really see myself playing anywhere else."
The 27-year-old was made England's Test captain in February
2017 and is currently fourth in the Test batting rankings.
Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "The
influence he has on our players is huge and the younger players aspire to reach
the levels that Joe has achieved - we've got that role model within the