January 5, 2007

Scotland

Scotland keeper hints at retirement

Martin Williamson

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."

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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