Former England off-spinner James Tredwell has announced his retirement
GB news 24 desk//
Former England off-spinner James Tredwell has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The 36-year-old played two Tests, 45 ODIs and 17 T20Is for England, his last international match being the T20I against India at Edgbaston in 2014.
Tredwell debuted for Kent in 2000 and ends his career with 830 wickets in 613 senior appearances for the county. He hasn’t played first-team level this season because of a keyhole surgery he had to undergo on his chronic shoulder problem during the summer, according to Cricbuzz report.
“I feel very grateful to have been able to represent both my county and my country during my career,” Tredwell told Kentcricket.co.uk. “I have had some great times on and off the cricket field but now it’s time for both me and the club to move on.
“I am looking forward to giving something back to the game I love, whether it be as an umpire or coach – I will see where each role takes me and I am excited by the challenge ahead.
“In closing though, I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been an honour to play for Kent all these years and I would like to thank all staff, coaches, team mates and fans for their tremendous support over the years.”
Paul Downton, Director of Cricket at Kent, reflected on Tredwell’s successful career at the county. “James has made an outstanding contribution to Kent in all formats throughout an incredibly successful career,” Downton said, “and I would like to congratulate him on all that he has achieved.
“His commitment and loyalty to the County is admired by team mates and supporters alike – he is also hugely respected by his fellow professionals. The dressing room will be a very different place without Treddy and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future,” Downton said.