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West Indies’ Pollard retires from international cricket

Kieron Pollard played 224 white-ball internationals for West Indies after making his debut in 2007; the all-rounder will play for London Spirit in The Hundred this summer

Last Updated: 20/04/22 5:41pm

    West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket

    West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket

    West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket.

    Pollard, who led West Indies to a 3-2 T20I series win over England in January, revealed the news on social media.

    The 34-year-old all-rounder said in a video on Instagram: “After careful deliberation I’ve today decided to retire from international cricket.

    “As is the case of many young persons it was a dream of mine to represent the West Indies team from the time I was a boy of 10 years and I’m proud to have represented West Indies cricket for over 15 yeas in both the T20 and ODI forms of the game.

    “I can still vividly remember making my international debut in 2007 under the leadership of my childhood hero, Brian Lara.

    Pollard played over 200 limited-overs internationals for West Indies

    Pollard played over 200 limited-overs internationals for West Indies

    “Wearing those maroon colours and playing alongside such greats has been a privilege that I never took lightly, soul in every facet of the game – whether bowling, batting or fielding.”

    Pollard played 123 one-day internationals and 101 T20 internationals for West Indies, scoring a total of 4,275 runs and taking 97 wickets.

    The Trinidadian is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and will feature for London Spirit in The Hundred this summer after being the first pick in the 2022 draft.