Clark confirms retirement

Australia ace to focus on new role

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 18/05/11 11:49am

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Clark: Retiring from Test and state cricket

Clark: Retiring from Test and state cricket

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Former Australia seamer Stuart Clark has confirmed he has retired from Test and state cricket.

The 35-year-old will continue to play club cricket for Sydney University, while focusing on his new role as general manager of the Twenty20 domestic outfit Sydney Sixers.

"Playing cricket has given me many opportunities in life and I feel by continuing to play club cricket I am giving something back to the game."
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Clark took 94 wickets in 24 Tests at 23.86, while he claimed a further 53 victims in 39 ODIs.

Last season he captained New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield in the absence of Simon Katich.

"I am going to continue playing club cricket as I still love playing the game, but more importantly I believe I can still help develop Australia's future talent," said Clark.

"Playing cricket has given me many opportunities in life and I feel by continuing to play club cricket I am giving something back to the game.

"The Sydney Sixers is now my professional focus, however."

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