Bermuda cricket April 20, 2009

Cann and Tucker join Bermuda exodus

Cricinfo staff

Two more of Bermuda's senior players have announced their international retirements in the wake of the team's failure to qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

Batsman Lionel Cannand allrounder Janeiro Tucker have both retired, joining larger-than-life bowler Dwayne Leverock who quit after the side's win over Uganda at the end of the tournament.

"I can leave with my head held high," Cann write in his column in the Bermuda Sun. "Now we have been demoted to Division 2 [of the ICC World Cricket League] it's really time for the youngsters to come in and rebuild so that we are in a position to qualify when this tournament comes around again in four years time.

"The government has invested money in the young players. We have seven or eight of them out here and some Under-19s that are coming through."