The Pandemic has been hard on players and the unprecedented break seems to have brought a long-lasting pause on the game. It will be interesting to see how normalcy is discovered by administrators. Amidst the cancellation of much anticipated The Hundred, Laura Marsh has decided to retire from all forms of cricket.
Laura Marsh has been one of the finest professionals for the English side. It must be noted that as a player she has won three world cups for her side. Laura is 33-years old and had made a similar announcement last year. In December, she announced her retirement from International Cricket.
The recent update adds her retirement from domestic cricket as well. Her decision has come under the wake of the global pandemic and its impact on English domestic cricket. The Hundred had been called off and as a result, she chose to call time on her domestic career as well. Interestingly, she took to Twitter to announce her retirement and said: “I have made the decision to retire from all forms of cricket”.
England’s Laura Marsh has announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) August 12, 2020
She further wrote that “With the cancellation of The Hundred competition this year, I feel that it is the right time to hang up the boots. I want to say a huge thank you to all the teams and organizations I have represented over the years”.
She went on to thank the teams that she has been associated with throughout her cricketing career. She thanked Kent and Sussex for playing a major role in her development as a player. Not only these but she mentioned other teams as well and acknowledged their roles in her growth as a cricket professional. Laura made her debut in 2006. She was, interestingly, a pacer when she started but later chose to spin. Her career is decorated by 217 wickets in International games.
She, as a result, is the most successful spinner in the history of women’s cricket in England. Moreover, she also finished as the third-highest wicket getter for England in the one-day internationals. One of the most remarkable moments in her career was the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup. She was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament and was instrumental in her side’s triumph in the tournament. She got the cup again in 2017 as well. She was also active in county cricket and has played significant matches for Sussex and Kent. Fans and cricketing fraternity would wish her a great journey ahead and would thank her for the service she made to the game
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