Jeremy Bray announces retirement from international cricket

Wed, Jan 13, 2010 12:29 PM

Jeremy Bray announces retirement from international cricket
Ireland batsman Jeremy Bray has announced his retirement from international cricket after playing 15 ODIs and two Twenty20s for his country.

The left-handed opening batsman scored a total of 2812 international runs, including a top ODI score of unbeaten 115 against Zimbabwe at the ICC Cricket World Cup. Explaining his decision, the 36-year-old said on the Cricinfo website: I'm not getting any younger, and it's hard to get up to the levels of fitness now required for international cricket. The team has an incredibly demanding schedule over the next few years, and I couldn't commit myself fully to that programme."

"I have had some wonderful memories and will always be grateful to Ireland for giving me the opportunity. I'd like to thank Adi Birrell for the faith he showed in me, and Phil Simmons for giving me the chance to make a comeback after being out of the side for two years," he added.

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