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West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket since he has not donned the Test whites since December 2010.
However, Bravo will continue to represent the West Indies in limited overs matches, even though he lost the ODI captaincy to Jason Holder and was left out of the World Cup squad.
“Today I am announcing my retirement from Test cricket,” Bravo said. “I have already informed the WICB of this decision and also indicated my desire to continue to represent the West Indies in the shorter formats of the game.
“Over the years, with the greatest enthusiasm, I have done my best with the deep awareness that I am ultimately representing the people of the game.
“I recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us. Our people of the region have seen and enjoyed great cricketing days but we will not return to glory until we agree to go forward with our love for the game and the respect of the administrators, players and the public.
“I have experienced the exhilarating joy of victory and the devastating pain of defeat. The joyous memories will remind me of what we are capable of achieving. I want to be part of that mission.
“I thank the cricketing fraternity for their support and look forward to serving you with determination and the pride of being a West Indian.”
Bravo represented the West Indies in 40 Tests and scored 2,200 runs, which included three centuries and 13 half-centuries, at an average of 31.42. He also picked up 86 wickets at an average of 39.83.