Courtney Browne retires

Former West Indies vice-captain and wicketkeeper, Courtney Browne has announced his retirement from the sport. Having recently led Barbados to the regional One Day final, Browne’s decision came as a surprise to many. The 34-year-old cited personal reasons.

Browne represented the West Indies until earlier this year, when he was replaced by young Denesh Ramdin after a difficult home season with the gloves and bat, against South Africa and Pakistan. Over his career he scored 4,914 First Class runs (average 27.76) and 2,022 List-A runs (average 24.96).

Courtney Browne played 20 Tests and 46 One Day Internationals, and averaged 16.12 and 17.29 in each form respectively. He was recalled to the West Indies team in 2004, and was part of the victorious Champions Trophy squad. Indeed, his crowning achievement will undoubtedly be batting in the dark with fellow Bajan Ian Bradshaw, as the West Indies stole victory over England in the final of the tournament.

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