Former England batsman retires

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Former England batsman Owais Shah has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

Former England batsman Owais Shah has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

Shah, who played six Tests, 17 T20Is and 71 ODIs between 2001 and 2009, will remain available for List A and Twenty20 competition.

"I have really enjoyed my Championship cricket career. I started off playing four-day cricket for Middlesex and my main aim was to play for England," said Shah.

"I have achieved this but now as time goes on I would rather concentrate on the shorter forms of the game."

Ex-Test seamers Matthew Hoggard and Simon Jones retired from first-class cricket earlier this month, too.

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