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‘The time has come’, Bravo to retire after WC


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Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies has announced that he will retire at the end of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Bravo played his final T20I in the Caribbean in August, according to captain Kieron Pollard.

Bravo announced his retirement from cricket in an interview with former captain Daren Sammy and commentator Alex Jordan on the ICC's post-match Facebook Live program following his team's loss to Sri Lanka on Thursday.

“I think the time has come. I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain (Daren Sammy) on the left here,” Bravo said.

“One thing I am proud about is that the era of cricketers we had we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage and not only do that but have silverware to show for it” he added.

A two-time T20 World Cup winner, Bravo has played 90 T20Is for the Caribbean outfit, taking 78 wickets and scoring more than 1000 runs. The seam-bowling all-rounder made his international debut in 2004, going on to play 293 matches.