Lancashire retain Glen Chapple as captain for 2013

Veteran all-rounder Glen Chapple will remain as captain of Lancashire next season, despite the county losing their Division One status in September.

Chapple, 38, was first appointed skipper in 2009 and led the Red Rose to their first outright Championship title success for 77 years in 2011.

But 12 months later, the club were relegated to Division Two.

"We'll be working hard, as always, to ensure that we progress in all competitions," said Chapple.

Head coach Peter Moores added: "Glen's experience as captain over the last four years puts him in the ideal position to lead the team back into the first division.

"He has the respect of all the players and support staff, and his commitment to the job is as strong now as when he was first appointed."

Chapple, who was named as one of Wisden's five cricketers of 2011, will be playing in his 22nd season at Old Trafford.