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Former Australia batsman Simon Katich has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Katich led the Perth Scorchers to victory in the Big Bash League (BBL) last year, but stated that the time had come for him to hang up his boots and call it a day.
“It’s always difficult when it comes to making these sorts of decisions,” Katich said. “I’ve obviously been in a similar situation when I made the decision to retire from first-class cricket in Australia a few years ago. Having been through that before, it helped me understand the process a bit better and the more I thought about it, I felt the time was right.
“I have a young family, I’ve had a great run and for my last game at the WACA, my home ground, to finish with a win in a successful (BBL) campaign, it’s the stuff you dream of. I’ll finish on a high and that was a big part of the reason I decided to pull up stumps.”
Since he has retired with immediate effect, Katich will not represent the Perth Scorchers during the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) later this year.