LONDON: Long serving England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards announced her retirement on Wednesday after a sparkling and pioneering 20-year career.
The 36-year-old led her country to glory in the Ashes World Cup and ICC World Twenty20, winning a world record 309 caps and scoring over 10,000 runs across the formats.
“Everyone who knows me and how much I love playing for England will appreciate what a difficult decision it has been for me to retire from international cricket, she said in a statement.
“It’s a decision I’ve reached after much thought and detailed discussion with (England coach) Mark Robinson and (director of England women’s cricket) Clare Connor about what is best for the team going forward.
“I have given 20 years to playing for England and I leave very proud of the standing in which the women s game is held and of my contribution as a player and captain.
Courtesy : TheNews