March 23, 2008

Ireland

Trent Johnston takes a break from cricket

Martin Williamson

Trent Johnston, Ireland's captain, has decided to take an indefinite break from international cricket. Johnston, who turns 34 next month, will play no part in Ireland's Friend Provident Trophy games, but hasn't ruled out featuring later in the year in the Intercontinental Cup.

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Posted by mark on (March 28, 2008, 12:21 GMT)

Ireland need all the experience they can get and I am not pleased to hear this news. Even if he isn't around for much longer, he can assist younger players coming through with his knowledge. Come on ICC help these fledgling nations a little more to keep players in their national teams for longer.

Posted by gavin lamb on (March 24, 2008, 19:43 GMT)

I believe trent johnston has retired because he is getting more money to play club cricket . it is sad to see his mercenary tendancies have taken over. i would have thought he would be keen to play for his country as long as possible. but i suppose money talks

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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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