Scotland January 5, 2007

Scotland keeper hints at retirement

Scotland’s wicketkeeper Colin Smith has told The Scotsman he could end a glittering career on a high by bowing out at the World Cup.

Scotland’s wicketkeeper Colin Smith has told The Scotsman he could end a glittering career on a high by bowing out at the World Cup.

"I don't know what the future holds but it's getting harder to keep going. It's a huge commitment to maintain the fitness levels required these days for playing international cricket. When you have a career and a family to think about as well it's even more difficult.

"I'm making no decisions at this stage because we're about to embark on an intensive programme of matches. There is some crucial cricket to be played and I'll give it 100% but the World Cup might be my last big tournament for Scotland."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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