Cricket World Player of the Week – Alastair Cook – England and Essex CCC
Alastair Cook is this weeks’ Cricket World Player of the Week. Following England’s win in the 4th Test Match against India (and with it the series as well), Alastair Cook announced his retirement from International Cricket with effect from the end of this series against India.
It is only fitting that he has been selected in recognition of his outstanding career.
Commenting on Cook's twelve-year international career, ECB Chairman Colin Graves said: “Alastair’s selfless dedication to the England cause and his desire to succeed are an object lesson to any professional cricketer. As our highest ever Test run-scorer and most capped player, he fully deserves to be remembered as one of England’s greatest ever cricketers.
“He can also be very proud of his achievements as a hugely successful England captain; leading the team to two Ashes series wins in 2013 and 2015, and our first Test series win in India for 28 years in 2012.
“I would like to personally thank Alastair for everything he has given to the England team and also acknowledge the important supporting role his family has played in helping him make such a success of his career.
“He leaves the international arena with our warm best wishes and will, we trust, continue to grace our county game with Essex for many years to come.”
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