England spinner announces retirement

Former England off-spinner James Tredwell has announced his retirement from all formats of the game on 17th September. The spinner has confirmed his retirement decision in the official website of Kent Cricket Club.

James Tredwell announces retirement

James Tredwell had played two Tests, fourty-five ODIs and seventeen T20Is for England in national clothes. He was last seen in national clothes back in 2014 against India in the only T20I game scheduled in India’s tour of England in 2014.

The 36-year-old spinner made his debut for Kent in County stint in 2000 and  and ends his career with 830 wickets in 613 senior appearances for the county. Unfortunately he was unable to play  first-team level this season because of a keyhole surgery he had to undergo on his chronic shoulder problem during the summer.

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The off-spinner told to Kent’s official website,

“I feel very grateful to have been able to represent both my county and my country during my career. I have had some great times on and off the cricket field but now it’s time for both me and the club to move on.”

He further added,  “I am looking forward to giving something back to the game I love, whether it be as an umpire or coach – I will see where each role takes me and I am excited by the challenge ahead.

In closing though, I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been an honour to play for Kent all these years and I would like to thank all staff, coaches, team mates and fans for their tremendous support over the years.”

Paul Downton, director of Kent Cricket Club has recalled Tredwell’s assosciation with the club for18 years. “James has made an outstanding contribution to Kent in all formats throughout an incredibly successful career,” Downton said, “and I would like to congratulate him on all that he has achieved.

“His commitment and loyalty to the County is admired by team mates and supporters alike – he is also hugely respected by his fellow professionals. The dressing room will be a very different place without Treddy and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”