HOME   
   NEWS   
   BUSINESS   
   CRICKET   
   SPORTS   
   MOVIES   
   NET GUIDE   
   SHOPPING   
   BLOGS  
   ASTROLOGY  
   MATCHMAKER  


Search:



The Web

Rediff









World Cup 2003
News
Schedule
Match Reports
Scorecards
Graphical Analysis
Squads
Venues
WC Format
Columns
Interviews
Specials
Gallery
Audio
Fantasy Cricket
Discussion Groups



Home > Cricket > World Cup 2003 > Reuters > Report

Whittall joins Zimbabwe exodus


March 16, 2003 19:15 IST

Guy Whittall became the third Zimbabwe World Cup player in as many days to announce his international retirement on Sunday.

Whittall said: "I announced it to my team mates last night.

"I have had 10 great years, I have enjoyed all of them but it's time to move on. I want to concentrate on growing the family business."

Batsman Andy Flower announced on Friday he would retire after the team's final World Cup match against Sri Lanka on Saturday and fast bowler Henry Olonga followed suit immediately after the game.

The two had protested against what they termed human rights abuses in Zimbabwe during the World Cup. Both intend to move abroad. Olonga, the first black cricketer to represent Zimbabwe, said he was concerned over his safety after being threatened following his protest.

Zimbabwe reached the second round of the World Cup but failed to reach the semi-finals after losing all three of their matches in the Super Sixes to New Zealand, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

The 30-year-old Whittall, who has a game ranching business, played 46 Test and 147 one-dayers for Zimbabwe as a batsman and right-arm medium bowler. Several other Zimbabwe players are believed to be considering retirement.

© Copyright 2003 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Share your comments



Article Tools

Email this Article

Printer-Friendly Format

Letter to the Editor



Related Stories


Henry Olonga retires

Flower announces retirement

'Wish our actions had been clear'



People Who Read This Also Read


Windies 2007 faces major challenges

Allan Donald calls it a day

Pitches suiting Lanka: Sangakkara







HOME   
   NEWS   
   BUSINESS   
   CRICKET   
   SPORTS   
   MOVIES   
   NET GUIDE   
   SHOPPING   
   BLOGS  
   ASTROLOGY  
   MATCHMAKER  
Copyright © 2003 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.