Van Wyk retires from all forms of cricket

"I feel the time is right to take on an opportunity outside of playing the game"

“I feel the time is right to take on an opportunity outside of playing the game”

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New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Kruger van Wyk has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Van Wyk will return back to South Africa, his country of birth, to become the┬áDirector of Cricket at the University of Pretoria’s TuksCricket Academy.

“While it always a tough decision, I feel the time is right to take on an opportunity outside of playing the game, working as Director of Cricket at Pretoria’s TuksCricket Academy,” he said. “I’m extremely privileged to have lived my dream as a professional cricketer for the past 17 years and I would like to thank my family and friends for all their love and support during this chapter. My proudest moment was representing New Zealand at Test level, and I’m eternally grateful and indebted to New Zealand for the opportunity it has provided me and my family.”

Van Wyk represented New Zealand in nine Tests and scored 341 runs at an average of 21.31.

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