Canada international John Davison has announced he is to retire from playing cricket at the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Davison, 40, is best remembered for an outstanding innings of 111 against the West Indies in the 2003 World Cup and has played 32 One-Day Internationals for Canada having previously represented South Australia and Victoria.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for Canada," Davison said. "I learned a lot about dealing with different cultural mentalities and i think that has made me more tolerant in my life.
"The sport has an excellent future in the country centred around a young national team filled with talented young players, a burgeoning fan following, and an ever growing cricket playing population. I'm happy to have been part of the ride and have made some lifelong friendships along the way."
Coach Pubudu Dassanayake added: "He gave us a chance to win every time we took that field and took the game to the opposition, he brought on a new style of cricket for Canada...the exposure of our young players to his knowledge and experience has taught them how deal with competition at this level and this is Invaluable to the organization moving forward."
Davison ends his career in second place on the list of ODI run-scorers for Canada and third on the list of wicket-takers having taken 35 wickets with his off-spin.
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