Australian cricketer Sarah Coyte announces retirement
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 1 (ANI): Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte, who was also a part of Australia's 2014 World T20-winning squad, has announced her retirement from all forms of the game.
Coyte's decision arrives a year after she stepped down from international duty with the Southern Stars to combat mental health issues.
After making a name for herself in the Twenty20 arena, Coyte earned herself a national call-up in December 2010 against New Zealand, and went on to play a further 46 T20 matches, four Tests and 30 One-Day Internationals for Australia.
According to a Cricket Australia media release, board CEO James Sutherland said, "On behalf of the board and everyone at Cricket Australia, we congratulate Sarah on a wonderful career, both internationally and domestically, and thank her for the wonderful contribution she has made to Australian cricket."
"She played a key role in making the Australian team the formidable side it is, and should be proud of her efforts and what she achieved in her career."
"Sarah always showed a great deal of fight and passion when playing for her country, and we thank her for her commitment to the green and gold," he added.
A key contributor as an all-rounder with her medium-paced bowling and valuable skills as a lower-order batter, Coyte, 25, was a member of Australia's 2014 ICC Women's World T20 winning squad as well as helping her side reclaim the Women's Ashes in England in 2015. (ANI)