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Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges has announced his Big Bash League (BBL) retirement after his side were knocked out of the competition in the semi-finals.
The Scorchers, who were the defending champions, suffered a 71-run loss to the Hobart Hurricanes at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Thursday.
With his side’s campaign over, the 38-year-old, who led his side to three BBL titles, admitted that it was time to bring his Twenty20 career to a close.
“It’s a disappointing way to end, but I’ve had so many good memories,” Voges, who retired from the Sheffield Shield last summer, was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “It would have been nice to finish on a better note, but you don’t always get to write your own script.
“To be able to play in three premiership-winning teams, and to make finals every year is a terrific effort in itself. We probably need a couple of different things for our list.
“I know most of our squad is already contracted for next year. But I think there’s one or two spots that we can strengthen our squad in, and me opening up a spot will allow Justin Langer and the team to do that.”
Voges featured in 54 BBL matches and scored 1,040 runs, which included four half-centuries, at an average of 28.11.