Frustrated Shane Bond mulls retirement

Updated: 07 December 2009 14:47 IST

New Zealand's injury-prone pacer Shane Bond is contemplating retirement after yet another injury saw him being side-lined from the ongoing Test series.

Frustrated Shane Bond mulls retirement

New Delhi:

New Zealand's injury-prone pacer Shane Bond, who had made a successful comeback to Tests after 2 years, is contemplating retirement after yet another injury saw him being side-lined from the ongoing Test series against Pakistan.

Bond who took 8 wickets in the 1st Test against Pakistan in Dunedin that the Kiwis won had to regrettably accept that he will not play any further part in the series due to an abdominal strain.

Bond, whose career stalled first by persistent injuries then by his decision to play from 2008 in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League Twenty20 competition, had not played a Test for two years.

New Zealand had terminated Bond's contract and refused to select him for national teams while he played in the ICL.

An international amnesty for former players who agreed to cut ties with the ICL, allowed New Zealand to recall Bond earlier this year and he made his comeback in limited-overs matches in Sri Lanka in September.

Bond then played at the Champions Trophy one-day tournament in South Africa and in New Zealand's one-day and Twenty20 matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.



Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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