CWXI Chairman Responds to Gough's Retirement
Cricketweb XI Cricket Chairman Simon Fitzsimmons has reponded to the news of the retirement of key limited overs bowler Kevin Gough. "The selection panel will be most displeased by Gough's decision, we have a Twenty20 World Cup coming up in a matter of months and we are just a year or so away from a 50 over World Cup." "Gough was seen as a key member of both these sides and it's going to be hard to replace him."
On the subject of his Development League retirement Fitzsimmons was also unhappy, "It's understandable that a player of his calibre should be dis-satisfied with being overlooked for First Class duties, that is why he has been strongly considered as a major candidate to move to any new Dev League franchise as a senior member in the event a new side is added for Season XVI." With that season not likely to be getting underway for at least another six months there would still be time for Gough to make a surprise return should his circumstances change.