One-match ban contributes to decision March 28, 2007

Saleem Mukuddem announces his retirement

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Saleem Mukuddem celebrates his third wicket against Bangladesh © Getty Images
Bermuda's allrounder Saleem Mukuddem announced his retirement from international cricket following his country's disappointing World Cup campaign.

Mukuddem was one of the few players to emerge with credit, taking 3 for 19 in the final match against Bangladesh. He finished with five wickets at 13.80.

But in an email to the Royal Gazette and Gus Logie, the coach, he explained his decision was brought about by the decision to suspend him for the second match of the competition after he reportedly missed a social engagement.

"The handling of a recent off-field event has convinced me that this is the right time for my decision," he wrote. "I have lived the dream and have enjoyed most of it valuing the friendships I have made along the way the most. Like most journeys I have reached my destination and I look forward to new challenges. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and resuming my professional career."

Dean Minors has also hinted that he will retire and it is expected he will confirm this to the Royal Gazette shortly.