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Wright retires from red-ball cricket

9th April 2019, 10:10 by Nick Harris

Luke Wright has announced he is retiring from red-ball cricket and will just play limited overs matches for Sussex in the future.

The 34-year-old was not included in Sussex's squad for their opening Championship defeat by Leicestershire but he will continue to captain the Sharks for their T-20 games and he is also available, if selected, for their 50 mover matches.

It is the end of a 15-year first-class career where he played 144 matches but Sussex coach Jason Gillespie is pleased he will have him available for a while longer in the shorter format of the game.

"The door has never been closed," coach Gillespie told BBC Sussex.

"We made that very clear with Luke. This is his decision and and we're just delighted he's able to stay with us longer in the shorter forms of the game.

"He wants to play for a good four or five years yet and feels this is the best way.

"It's a sad day because he's played some wonderful cricket for Sussex but it's his decision and we're all fully supportive.

"He'll be in and around the squad a lot, talking to the lads - he's captain of our T20 side so that's not going to change."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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