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Swann Retires from Cricket


By Dan Rankin
December 22 2013

England spinner Graeme Swann has shocked cricket fans with the news that he is to retire from all forms of the game, with immediate effect.....

It means he will leave the disastorous Ashes tour, which is lurching from one crisis to another, as England stare down a 5-0 whitewash to the olde enemy.

"This decision has been very difficult seeing as the England team has been my family for seven years now, but I feel it is the right time," he told BBC Sport.

"I don't regret a single day of my career. Every high has been celebrated with verve and vigour and every low painfully accepted as a chance to learn and improve."Swann concluded.

It leaves England with yet more concerns ahead of the Boxing Day test at the MCG, as they bid to half an alarming turn of form, which has seen Australia batter them in each of the three test matches so far.

It also poses the question of who is next to desert the sinking ship, with rumours surrounding coach Andy Flower, who failed to show commitment beyond this tour, when pressed in an interview after the Perth defeat.

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