Australia’s Callum Ferguson has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. Ferguson, 35, will play his final game in whites when South Australia face Queensland in their next Sheffield Shield match. Coach Jason Gillespie confirmed that he would start that match.
The unsung player has scored 8,210 runs and 19 centuries for South Australia. The most of any active player going into this season.
Callum Ferguson announced retirement
“I’d like to thank my family, my parents Pauline and Jim, and my wife Rhiannon who have supported me through the journey,” Ferguson said. “I also have great gratitude for all my team-mates, coaches, SACA Members and fans who have made my time in the baggy red most enjoyable, and I have always been proud to play for this great State.
“I wish nothing but the best for the team which I believe has the talent and drive to take us to a Shield in the years to come. I’m looking forward to playing in the Marsh Cup later in the season and continuing to help mentor our young exciting players.”
James Pyke on Callum’s retirement
James Pyke, the South Australia chairman of selectors, said: “Callum has been an integral part of the South Australian system for many years and he should be extremely proud of all that he has done for cricket in this State.
“His performances on the ground have been of the highest caliber and most importantly he has been a team member of great character and strength. His leadership has been excellent, and we hope Callum’s impact will be reflected in a new era of players in the future.
“We wish Callum the best and look forward to watching him guide our younger players and to help them build an established career just as he has done.”
Ferguson, who has also represented Australia in limited-overs cricket, plans to play in the Marsh Cup domestic one-day tournament for South Australia and continue as Sydney Thunder captain in the BBL. CA announced the updated BBL 2020 schedule which starts one week later from the date of the previous schedule.
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