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Jaggernauth quits competitive cricket

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April 18, 2014

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Amit Jaggernauth receives his Test cap, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, May 22, 2008
Amit Jaggernauth played one Test for West Indies in 2008 © DigicelCricket.com/Brooks LaTouche Photography
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Amit Jaggernauth, the Trinidad & Tobago offspinner, has retired from top-flight cricket. He represented West Indies in one Test against Australia in 2008 and his tally of 265 wickets in first-class cricket puts him as the joint leading wicket-taker in T&T history.

"I have been contemplating my retirement since the last first-class season," Jaggernauth said. "I played the last game in Guyana and I am not enjoying playing first-class cricket again. The chances of me getting back to the West Indies team right now are very slim."

Jaggernauth began playing first-class cricket in 2002 and averaged 24.55, with 15 five-fors to his credit. Consistency over a decade of domestic cricket earned him recognition off the field. In 2008, he was named T&T Cricket Board's National Senior Cricketer beating current ODI captain Dwayne Bravo among others. His List A career spanned four matches.

Another major highlight of his career was being part of a side that became regional first-class champions in 2006. "We had a very slim chance of winning and we needed to beat Barbados outright, in Barbados and to be part of that was special."

He was the most successful bowler in the Carib Beer Series in 2006-07 with 40 wickets, and second highest wicket-taker next season, earning him a call-up to the Test side in the home series against Sri Lanka, but he did not make it to the starting line-up.

"I am pleased with my regional career. I am still disappointed I did not get more opportunities at the international level and the one opportunity I got against Australia was not really much of an opportunity."

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