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Former England limited-overs captain Paul Collingwood set to retire
by Dwight Fraser
Former England limited-overs captain Paul Collingwood will retire from cricket at the end of Durham’s season after a glittering career spanning 22 years.
The 42-year-old Durham skipper captained the England side which won the 2010 World Twenty20, as well as being part of three Ashes-winning squads.
He retired from international cricket in 2011 and went on to lift the 2013 County Championship with Durham, before helping them to Royal London One-Day Cup success the following year.
Having made his debut for his hometown county in 1996 featured in nearly 900 matches in all formats, Collingwood will retire after Durham’s final County Championship fixture of the season against Middlesex later this month.
We had a Legend retire from England this week in Alastair Cook & now another in @Colly622 retiring from the game all together,Colly like Cookie just got on with his Job,Fantastic man to have in your side & we should say a huge thank you to what he has done for English Cricket
Described by Durham as their “greatest ever run scorer and most illustrious player”, Collingwood’s contribution to the county was marked earlier this year with the naming of the Paul Collingwood Pavilion.
Durham County Cricket Club chairman, Sir Ian Botham, said: “Paul is one of the greatest all-rounders to ever grace the game of cricket and to have him playing at Durham, his home county, for all these years, has been an absolute privilege.
“Both on and off the field he has class, intelligence and charm, and it is a testament to his incredible commitment and work ethic that he has been able to compete at the top level for the amount of time that he has.
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