New Zealand wicketkeeper Rachel Priest has announced her retirement from international cricket after being omitted from the 2020-21 contract list.
New Zealand cricketer Rachel Priest has signed with Tasmania after the announcement of her official retirement from international cricket. Her retirement came two weeks after she had been omitted from New Zealand’s contract list for the 2020-21 season.
With regards to her retirement, Priest says, ‘Having been involved in the White Ferns environment for 13 years, most of it enjoyable, it is with much consideration that I have decided to retire from international cricket’.
After not being signed with NZ’s contract list for the 2020-21 season, Priest has opted to sign up with Cricket Tasmania for her career’s next chapter. In fact, she shared how she feels fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play with Tasmania.
She also explained how she had been unexpectedly called by Salliann Briggs to be invited to be a part of the squad. Saying her thoughts about the competition, Priest says, ‘This competition is probably the best domestic competition in the world, so it's something that I always wanted to pursue. It's a very exciting opportunity and I'm thankful that Sal had me on her radar as someone to play the entire season, which is what I want to focus on, and I'm looking forward to it’.
With that, Priest has ended her 13-year career with New Zealand where she had scored 1674 runs in 87 ODIs and 873 runs in 75 T20Is. To further understand these formats of cricket, visit Betwala.
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