Peter Borren retires from International cricket
In a press release that appears to have caught its subject unawares KNCB has announced the retirement of Peter Borren as captain of the national side naming his replacement and a new team manager.
The release which KNCB put out stated:
"KNCB has announced that the captain of the Dutch cricket team Peter Borren will retire from international cricket. At the same time, Pieter Seelaar has been appointed as the new captain of the Dutch team and Jeroen Smits as the new team manager."
The timing of the announcement seems to have come as a surprise to Borren himself as he tweeted:
"Oh. Wow, ok.
Didn't realise that @KNCBcricket were going to release this tonight before I had a chance.
But yeah...ok...what they said I guess." - in response to the messages of thanks from colleagues and fans that he had suddenly started to receive.
He followed this up with a further tweet:
"It has been my absolute privilege to play and lead this team and I'm so proud of what we have achieved.
I feel very lucky indeed.
Cricket in orange has been my life.
I will miss it so much.
I have so many great memories. Go well boys!"
It will indeed be strange to see a side without Borren at the helm - happy retirement from all at CricketEurope.