Former England wicket-keeper Chris Read will retire at the end of the forthcoming season, the Nottinghamshire captain announced Tuesday.
Read, who will gave been with Midlands county Nottinghamshire for 20 seasons, will leave Trent Bridge to become director of cricket at the nearby private Uppingham School, whose former pupils include ex-England fast bowler turned broadcaster Jonathan Agnew.
Read has made over 1,300 dismissals for Nottinghamshire, scoring over 20,000 runs across all formats while helping the club win County Championship titles in 2005 and 2010.
He has also made 52 England appearances, winning 15 Test caps.
“I feel very content with my career,” Read said Tuesday.
“It’s my 20th season at Trent Bridge and it’s been a wonderful experience.
“All good things must come to an end. After this season, it’s time for me to move on and start the next phase of my career with a fantastic opportunity at Uppingham School,” he added.
Nottinghamshire will be looking to go straight back into the First Division of the County Championship following last season’s relegation and Read said: “I’ll be putting everything into Nottinghamshire, into driving us forward and making sure that, when I do leave at the end of September, the club is in the best possible position.
“I’m going to really enjoy this last six months of my playing career.
“I’ve set myself high standards throughout my career, and this season is no different.”—AFP