Bridgetown, Barbados: Dwayne Smith is retiring from regional 50 over cricket, the Barbadian all-rounder told a television station over the weekend he made the decision after being overlooked by the Barbados Pride selectors for the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Super50 tournament.

“I really wanted to finish my career in Barbados with the Super50 being played here. I asked the selectors and they obviously had different plans and I guess I did not fit in. So all is good. It was touching.  It hurt me a lot because I really wanted to finish my career at home”, Smith said.

The hard hitting batsman and medium fast bowler played fifty two 50 over matches for Barbados, scoring 1343 runs at an average of 29.84 and captured 31 wickets at 31.38 apiece.

Smith 33, confirmed that he would be playing Twenty20 Cricket in three leagues this year. He is play for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, Gujarat  Lions in the Indian Premier League and Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.


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