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Last Updated: Tuesday March 29 2011 07:44 GMT

CRICKET: Ricky Ponting quits Australia captaincy

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting

Australia cricket legend Ricky Ponting has quit the Test and one-day captaincy.

He's the most successful cricket skipper ever, winning 48 test matches while in charge of Australia.

But he's been criticised in the media after his team lost the Ashes to England, and then were booted out of the World Cup.

Ponting still wants to play in the team and he backs Michael Clarke to take over as captain.