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Katey Martin of New Zealand has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket

Katey Martin, New Zealand’s Women’s Wicketkeeper-Batter, announced her retirement from all forms of the game on Wednesday (May 18). Martin played New Zealand in one Test, 103 ODIs, and 95 T20Is over her 19-year international career, beginning in 2003. She last appeared in an international match in March, when she hit an unbeaten 30 from 26 balls against Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup 2022.

Martin scored approximately 2900 international runs across formats in her career, including 11 fifties, although she never reached the three-figure mark. Her highest international score was 81, and she has contributed many useful runs to the team during her career. It should be mentioned that her 169-game domestic one-day career in New Zealand is a men’s and women’s record.

Martin was overjoyed with her international cricket experience and expressed gratitude to all who helped her get to this point. She reflected on her childhood journey and believed that it was a dream come true for all women. She went on to say that she was emotional throughout her last game and that it wasn’t an easy decision.

“It’s been an incredible experience. To all my teammates, coaches, opposition, fans, and friends I’ve met along the way, I want to thank you for making my time in cricket so memorable. Cricket really has given me my life – from leaving Dunedin as a youngster to attend the NZC Academy in Christchurch to traveling the world as a WHITE FERN and representing my country – it’s been a dream come true,” Martin said.