Injury forces Schiferli to retire from international cricket

Sun, Apr 4, 2010 3:47 PM

Injury forces Schiferli to retire from international cricket
The KNCB has announced that pace bowler Edgar Schiferli will retire from international cricket due to injury.

The 33-year-old pace bowler sustained a knee injury during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in UAE in February 2010.

Speaking to Cricket Europe, Schiferli said: "A keyhole surgery pointed out that the cartilage has been damaged, with a two-centimetre square area of damage. It became very clear that this is an injury I will never fully recover from, and on the recommendation of my physiotherapist, I have had to make the most difficult decision at this point of my life."

Schiferli appeared in a total of 97 one-day and first-class matches, taking 170 wickets at an average of 24.96, and seven international Twenty20 matches. He was named Player of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2009 in South Africa, when he bagged 24 wickets at 17.38 average.

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