Morkel to quit Tests

CAPE TOWN – South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel will retire from all formats of international cricket after the four-match home Test series against Australia starting this week, he said yesterday.

Morkel, 33, cited family pressures following local media reports that he was set to take up a Kolpak contract to play in England. “It was an extremely tough decision but I feel the time is right to start a new chapter. I have a young family and a foreign wife, and the current demanding international schedule has put a lot of strain us,” Morkel said in a Cricket South Africa news release yesterday.

More Stories