Andrew White: Ireland all-rounder quits international game

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Ireland's most-capped player Andrew White announces his retirement from international cricket.

Ireland all-rounder Andrew White has announced his retirement from international cricket.

The 34-year-old sustained a finger injury during the tour of Australia and New Zealand last September and was ruled out of the World Cup.

He won 231 Ireland caps, making his debut back in the amateur days of 2000.

"I was not going to play on for much longer. If I had been fit and selected, 2015 would have been the perfect ending," said White.

"But it was not to be.

"My wife has sacrificed a lot and we are expecting our third child in July.

"Those things make you realise now is as good a time as any to step away and leave the path for the younger guys to take the game on."

White, a right-handed batsman who had a spell with English county side Northants, will continue to play for his Instonians club in the Northern Cricket Union in Northern Ireland.

His first cap was against the Netherlands in July 2000 in the European Championships held that year in Scotland.

White played in Ireland's famous World Cup victory over Pakistan on St Patrick's Day in 2007.

"I am proud of being part of a team which has taken Irish cricket from very little to playing highly successfully on the world stage," added White.

"Where we have come from has been an incredible journey, and is something I and the rest of the guys who played their part can be extremely proud of."

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