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Samuels announces retirement from international cricket

Jamaican Marlon Samuels has seemingly called time on his international career almost two years after his last game for the West Indies. The 39 year old has revealed that he sent a letter telling the West Indies that: "I am finish".

It's the most recent in a string of several social media references about his cricketing career in the last 10 months.

Earlier this year, the two-time World T20 winner said he was taking a two year break from the game, having last represented the West Indies in an ODI against Bangladesh on December 14, 2018.

When contacted by Radio Jamaica Sports, Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave confirmed that CWI received a letter from Samuels in June.

Since making his international debut against Australia in 2000, Samuels has scored 3,917 runs in 71 test matches including 7 hundreds and 24 half-centuries. He has also scored over 6,000 runs in 207 ODI games for the Caribbean side.

During his 18 year career, Samuels was banned for two years in 2008 after being found liable of one of two bribery charges after the then WICB found sufficient evidence to charge him for allegedly passing on team information to an Indian bookmaker.

 

 



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