Caribbean cricket stars Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kyshona Knight and Kycia Knight bid farewell to the game

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Mohammed, who debuted in 2003 at 15, retires as West Indies’ top wicket-taker in ODIs and T20Is, with 180 wickets in 141 ODIs and 125 wickets in 117 T20Is. She was the first to take 100 T20I wickets and the first West Indies woman to take a T20I hat-trick.

She participated in five ODI World Cups and seven T20 World Cups, with her last match being the ODI World Cup semi-final against Australia in March 2022.

“The last 20 years have been amazing. I believe the time has come for me to step away from the game and allow the young players to live their dreams as I have lived mine,” Mohammed said. She played 258 times in her career.

Selman, who started in 2008, has 82 wickets in 100 ODIs and 51 wickets in 96 T20Is. She last played for West Indies in February 2023 at the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

“I am proud of playing with and against legends, and lucky to have dismissed a few,” Selman said. “My aim was always to inspire and assist others in their dreams. As I transition to the next phase of my career, I look forward to continuing to share my passion for the game in new ways.”

Twins Kycia and Kyshona debuted in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Wicketkeeper-batter Kycia has 1327 runs in 87 ODIs and 801 runs in 70 T20Is. Middle-order batter Kyshona has 851 runs in 51 ODIs and 546 runs in 55 T20Is. They last played in December 2022, in a T20I against England in Bridgetown.

The Knights said: “As this marks the end of an enjoyable and amazing journey, we would like to take this time to thank our family, friends, team-mates and supporters for the continued love and support throughout the years. None of this would have been possible without the support and love from you guys and for that we are forever grateful. Lastly, thank you to CWI for the opportunities granted and memories that will be forever cherished.”

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