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Last Updated:  Sunday, 16 March, 2003, 10:39 GMT
Whittall joins Zimbabwe exodus
Guy Whittall
Guy Whittall joins Andy Flower and Henry Olonga
Guy Whittall became the third Zimbabwe World Cup player in as many days to announce his international retirement on Sunday.

Whittall, who captained his country in four one day internationals, announced on Sunday: "I informed my team mates last night.

"I have had 10 great years, I have enjoyed all of them but it's time to move on.

"I want to concentrate on growing the family business."

Whitall joins batsman Andy Flower and fast bowler Henry Olonga to quit the internatioal scene.

The two had protested against alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe during the World Cup.

Both now intend to move abroad.

Olonga, the first black cricketer to represent Zimbabwe, said he was concerned over his safety after being threatened following his protest.

Zimbabwe reached the second round of the World Cup but failed to reach the semi-finals after losing all three of their matches in the Super Sixes to New Zealand, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

The 30-year-old Whittall, who has a game ranching business, played 46 test and 147 one-dayers for Zimbabwe as a batsman and right-arm medium bowler.

Several other Zimbabwe players are believed to be considering retirement.



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