Omari Banks quits to make music

All-rounder Omari Banks, Anguilla’s first and only Test player, has announced his retirement from the professional game.

Banks is the son of the well-known Anguillan reggae singer and musician, Bankie Banx.

Banks has been working hard on his music and feels now is the right time to leave the game and pursue his passion for music.

His first single, “Move On”, will be part of his father’s upcoming album, “Just Cool”, due to be released on March 6.

Banks said that he was humbled by the support he had received throughout the years – both locally in Anguilla and throughout the world.

He expressed heartfelt thanks to his family for their support and fans globally for making the game what it is.

Banks was a regular member of the Leeward Islands team since 2000 and also turned out for Leicestershire and Somerset in the English County Championship.

Banks made his international debut for West Indies against Australia nine years ago in Barbados.

He represented West Indies in 10 Tests, scoring 318 runs and bagging 28 wickets, with a best bowling at the Test level of four for 87.

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