Iain Nairn, captain of the cricket team of England Physical Disability (PD), announced his seven-year career retirement from international cricket

Durham, 39, played a prothesized right leg, represented his county as young as 18 years of age and played in capable cricket for Chester-Le-Street CC before joining the England PD squad in 2012, shortly after its formation.

Nairn was named captain in 2014 and the team won the Red Cross-organized T20 World Series trophy at the world’s first-ever physical disability cricket tournaments in 2014.

Last summer, he led England to Worcester’s Physical Disability World Series–a competition that has been shining a light on the development of PD cricket worldwide since Nairn’s first participation seven years ago.

Over the past eight years, Nairn has represented England for more than 20 times and played an important role in improving the team.

Right time Nairn said: “I am so grateful that I have everything that I have done for England and I’m proud of the guys who will continue to do it, but I’m still a respected team member, and it’s time to get out and realize I have a great future at home.

“We now have four under 20 years of age, which are the key elements of a squad, but even now the ‘ old hands ‘ hit only the midsize of the 20s.

“If they get to my age and still play, there are another 13 years left for England to play, and it is arousing to imagine that the steps we have taken in the past seven will be where disability crickets are in a 13-year span.

“Most people with disabilities have no strong self-worth and self-confidence and in the last seven years, we have seen these honest changes in this community.

“To see people succeed in their own right is part of the game as much as they are in the 50s.

“Iain has been a wonderful servant of English Cricket and it has been a great pleasure for him to work within recent years. Ian Salisbury, head coach of the England Physical Disability Team, said.

“It is an incredible illustration of its attitude towards sport, captain hook and life. He’s a brilliant cricketer, but he’s a wonderful person who’s a chronicler of” everything can be done “and I have the luck of having a friend for life.

“It is an incredible illustration of its attitude towards sport, captain hood, and life. He’s a brilliant cricketer, but he’s a wonderful person who’s a chronicler of” everything can be done “and I have the luck of having a friend for life.

“Imaginably with people like Iain performing to a high standard on the 0pitch, we will grow the game in the UK and around the world as we work with our England Disabling Cricket teams with the best possible opportunities.”