Former Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer announces retirement from cricket

Former Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect. The 38-year-old, widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best players, has already accepted a coaching position, which will begin this week.

Coetzer made his debut nearly two decades ago and finished his career as his country’s leading 50-over run scorer with 3192 runs, including five centuries. One of those five hundreds came in 2015, when he became the first Scottish player to score three goals in a World Cup game.

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Coetzer, who had led Scotland for many years, stepped down last year. The highlight of his reign came in 2021, when he led Scotland to the T20 World Cup Super 12 stages.