Tuesday 21 May 2013 

Zondeki Forced To Retire Due To Back Injuries

Zondeki Forced To Retire Due To Back Injuries
Zondeki Forced To Retire Due To Back Injuries
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Former South African international fast bowler Monde Zondeki has been forced to retire from all cricket due to persistent back injuries.

Zondeki played six Tests, 11 One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International for South Africa between 2002 and 2008 as well as two ODIs for the African XI in 2005.

During his first-class career playing for Border, Cape Cobras, Eastern Province, Warriors, Western Province and Warwickshire (as well as South Africa), he took 269 wickets at 29.04 in 92 matches.

In the same number of one-day games he took 107 wickets at 30.21, but last played one-day cricket in 2011 as injuries began to take their toll and he has not played any cricket since 2012.

"It's been a good innings for me, though at times frustrating because of the injuries, and I look forward to remaining involved and giving back to the game in future," Zondeki said.

"I owe the different provinces I have played for and my team mates over the years a special word of thanks."

© Cricket World 2013

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