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Mark Ramprakash announces retirement

Former England batsman Mark Ramprakash has announced his retirement from cricket.

Ramprakash, 42, has scored 35,659 first-class runs including an astonishing 114 centuries.

Ramprakash made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1991 playing for England in 52 Test Matches and 18 One Day Internationals until 2002.

His highest International score of 154 came in Barbados in 1997 and he will also be remembered for his superb 131 against Australia at The Oval in 2001.

However, it was in the domestic game that Ramprakash proved himself to be one of the most special players for many generations. He played his first match for Middlesex aged just 17 and went on play 211 times for the north London club scoring 15,046 runs at 50.48.

Speaking today, Mark Ramprakash said, “It has been a huge privilege and honour to represent Surrey CCC for the last 12 seasons.

“It has been a very enjoyable period of my life and I would like to thank all staff, coaches, team mates and fans for their tremendous support.

“I feel lucky to have had a long playing career and I would like to think that I can give something back to the game. I am excited about what the future holds for me and am looking forward to new challenges.”

Richard Thompson, Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club added: “Mark Ramprakash is one of the greatest batsmen to ever grace the game of cricket and to have him at our club for the last eleven years has been an extraordinary honour.

“Both on and off the field he had class, grace and eloquence and it is a testament to his incredible commitment and work ethic that he was able to continue his career as long as he did.

“The retirement of Mark Ramprakash marks the end of era for both our club and the game of cricket and – on behalf of everybody involved in our sport – I would like to wish him the very best in whatever the future holds.”

Ramnaresh Sarwan signs for Leicestershire

Leicestershire have signed West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan as their overseas player for the 2012 season.

Sarwan, who averages more than 40 in both tests and ODIs for the West Indies, has joined for the entire 2012 season subject to clearance from the West Indies Cricket Board and a UK Work Permit.

The batsman will link up with the team in Barbados in mid-March on the pre-season tour and fly to the UK shortly before the start of the season.

Chief Executive Mike Siddall said “We are delighted to have completed the signing of Ramnaresh Sarwan.

“He has an impressive Test record and his availability to play all forms of the game for us during the 2012 season is an added bonus. We wanted to sign an experienced overseas batsman and Ronnie certainly fits the bill.”

The 31-year-old Sarwan has compiled 5,842 test runs and 5,644 in ODIs while having a strike rate of 104.19 in t20 internationals.

Sarwan has made four of his tons in the fourth innings of a test; that is a record he shares with Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith and Younus Khan.

Sarwan is also a useful leg spin bowler, having taken 23 test wickets in his career. He has picked up 54 across all first-glass games and 37 in List A/t20.

Smashtastic Cricket : World Cup Hero

Smashtastic Cricket is arcade style cricket game with RPG elements. You create a batsmen and play through a career spanning 6 World Cups.

Your batsmen gains experience by scoring runs and winning games. As your player levels up his skills increase making him a better batsmen .

Instructions: Hold Down Arrow Keys to direct your shot then press one of the swing buttons. Z= Defensive Shot X= Ground Smash Shot C= Air Smash Shot

Smashtastic Cricket : World Cup Hero