Alviro Petersen retires from Test cricket

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South Africa's opener, Alviro
Petersen , announced his retirement
from Test cricket with immediate
effect after the match against West
Indies. He also revealed that he will
retire from international cricket with
effect from April 1, 2015.

"I feel that at 34, it is time for me to
retire from international cricket and
to move on with my career. I intend
playing County and Franchise cricket
for the next three years and also
concentrating on my Foundation and
my cricket school," said Petersen.

"It has been an honour to represent
my country and to be part of a South
African Test team that is ranked
number one in the world. I want to
thank Cricket South Africa, my team
mates, sponsors and cricket fans for
all the support and memories over
the years. I will miss Proteas'
amazing team culture that we have
built, International cricket, and
especially, my team mates but it is
time to move on. I wish South
African cricket and the Proteas all the best for the future, especially for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in
Australasia," he added.

Petersen fell for a duck in his final
innings but was a steady member of
the Proteas Test squad over the last
few years. He made his Test debut in
2010 against India at Eden Gardens,
Kolkata and immediately impressed
with a century. He played 36 Tests in
total and scored 5 hundreds with an
average of 34.88.

CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat,
led the tributes for Petersen.

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