Cricket

Johan Botha retires from all forms of cricket

HOBART, Australia (AP) Former South Africa all-rounder Johan Botha has announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket.

Botha's Australian Twenty20 league team, the Hobart Hurricanes, announced the news late Wednesday. It said Botha cited "wear and tear on his body and sheer physical fatigue."

The 36-year-old Botha, who received his Australian citizenship in 2016, failed to take a wicket during Wednesday's nine-wicket loss to the Sydney Sixers. He had played all 10 matches for the first-place Hurricanes this season.

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