Former England wicketkeeper Nixon to retire

Former England wicketkeeper Nixon to retire

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Published on: Aug 01, 2011

Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon will end a 24-year professional career on Saturday when he retires from county cricket.

London: Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon will end a 24-year professional career on Saturday when he retires from county cricket.

The 40-year-old Nixon will quit after Leicestershire's Twenty20 quarterfinal against Kent irrespective of the result.

A capable batsman noted for his reverse sweep, Nixon did not make his international debut until 2007 at age 37. He played 19 one-day internationals and was England wicketkeeper for the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean but never made it into the test side.

Aside from two years with Kent, Nixon was a Leicestershire player all his career.

Nixon says "my body knows now, I can't do it the way I want to do it anymore. I can't keep to those high standards anymore."

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