Skip to main content
CRICKET WORLD CUP 2003 / ZIMBABWE
Graphics version
World Cup | Fixtures & Results | Tables & Averages | Team Pages | History | Have Your Say | Test Match Special
Team Pages Contents:  Australia | Bangladesh | Canada | England | India | Kenya | Namibia | Netherlands | New Zealand | Pakistan | South Africa | Sri Lanka | West Indies | Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 19 March, 2003, 07:54 GMT

Flower to play in Australia

Andy Flower Zimbabwe World Cup star Andy Flower has signed a three-year contract with South Australia.

Flower, who retired from international cricket after the co-hosts' elimination from the tournament, had been in negotiations with the Redbacks for five months.

The 34-year-old batsman, a veteran of 63 Tests and 213 one-dayers, will arrive in Adelaide with his family in September.


South Australia Cricket Association chief executive Michael Deare was elated with his new recruit.

"Andy is a world-renowned cricketer and we are absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join the Redbacks for the next three years," Deare said.

"He'll bring not only his outstanding cricket ability but also leadership skills.

"We think he will contribute substantially to the squad and the performance on the field. He's an outstanding batsman."

Flower, who scored 4,794 Test runs at an average of 51.54, was voted international player of the year in 2000 by his peers.

During the World Cup, Flower and team-mate Henry Olonga caused controversy by wearing black arm bands to signify "the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe.

Flower will continue to play for Essex during the Australian winter.



Email this story to a friend
Related to this story:

Flower to stand down (11 Mar 03 |  Zimbabwe )
Fears for Zimbabwe cricket (13 Mar 03 |  Zimbabwe )
Have Your Say on Zimbabwe (04 Jan 03 |  Have Your Say )
Zimbabwe struggle to keep pace (25 Feb 03 |  Team Pages )

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
Zimbabwe cricket
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



SEARCH BBC SPORT: 

World Cup | Fixtures & Results | Tables & Averages | Team Pages | History | Have Your Say | Test Match Special
Team Pages Contents:  Australia | Bangladesh | Canada | England | India | Kenya | Namibia | Netherlands | New Zealand | Pakistan | South Africa | Sri Lanka | West Indies | Zimbabwe

^ Back to top | BBC Sport Home | BBCi Homepage | Feedback |