South African pacer Morne Morkel to retire due to family reasons

Updated: 27 February, 2018 08:44 IST | Agencies | Johannesburg

South African pacer Morne Morkel has decided to quit international cricket after the home Test series against Australia next month, saying that the demanding schedule has put a lot of strain on his family life

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel

South African pacer Morne Morkel has decided to quit international cricket after the home Test series against Australia next month, saying that the demanding schedule has put a lot of strain on his family life. "It was a tough decision but I feel the time is right to start a new chapter," he stated in a release. "I have a young family and a foreign wife, and the current demanding schedule has put a lot of strain us. I have to put them first and this decision will only benefit us going forward," he added.

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First Published: 27 February, 2018 08:27 IST

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