Sydney, Feb 16: Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has announced his retirement from professional cricket due to family reasons, Symonds played his last match for Australia in the World Twenty20 in England three years ago but has played for several domestic sides in the shortest form of the game.
Symonds represented Mumbai Indians last in the Champions league T20 tournament in 2011 and still has a contract with the Mumbai based IPL team but he will not be participating in this year's IPL.
"Effective immediately, I am retiring from all forms of professional cricket," Symonds said. "It is with regret that I will not be able to fulfill my final year of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians and the IPL have both been very supportive of me, but the impending arrival of my first child is a priority."