LONDON:-

Former England batsman Rob Key announced his retirement from professional cricket on Monday. The 36-year-old played 15 Tests and five one-day internationals in a three-year spell from 2002-2005, with the highlight a Test double-century against the West Indies at Lord's in 2004. But that innings of 221 was his lone hundred in a Test career that yielded 775 runs at a modest average of 31. "The club and I have come to a mutual agreement, after a long and enjoyable career, to call it a day," he said.–AFP