5 players who said goodbye to cricket in 2023 5 players who said goodbye to cricket in 2023

5 players who said goodbye to cricket in 2023

5 players who said goodbye to cricket in 2023

Just like this year is about to say goodbye. Similarly, this year many veteran players also said goodbye to cricket forever.

1. Stuart Broad, one of the most dangerous bowlers in the world, ended his 16-year long career with the last Test of Ashes 2023. He has a total of 847 international wickets in his name. With 604 wickets, he is second in the list of fast bowlers taking the most wickets in Test cricket.

2. Aaron Finch Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch said goodbye to international cricket in February this year. One of Australia's most brilliant white-ball format batsmen, Finch played more than 100 ODIs and T20Is.

3. Alex Hales One of England's most explosive opening batsmen, Alex Hales surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from international cricket on 4 August 2023. He played 156 matches for England in all formats.

4. Murali Vijay Murali Vijay, who was struggling to get into the Indian team for a long time, finally retired from cricket in February this year. After debuting in 2008, Vijay played nine T20Is, 61 Tests and 17 ODIs for the Indian team.

5. Joginder Sharma Hardly any cricket fan can forget that ball bowled by Joginder Sharma in the final of the 2007 T-20 World Cup. Joginder Sharma, who was a victim of a road accident, could never return to international cricket and finally announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on 3 February 2023. 

Celtic League defies sanctions to renew solidarity with Palestine

Scottish club Celtic fans marked their return to Celtic Park after a two-month absence, with a remarkable show of support for Palestine.

Celtic fans defied UEFA, despite its warnings and sanctions, as well as the management of the Scottish club, which disavowed its fans’ support for the Palestinian cause. However, the fans continued the same approach.

It is noteworthy that the club's management banned the "Green Brigade" group from attending the team's matches against the backdrop of the association's support for the Palestinian cause.

Celtic fans were the first to show solidarity in the stadiums after the Al-Aqsa Flood operation, as on October 7, they raised Palestinian flags in the stands of their stadium and raised two banners with the first reading “Freedom for Palestine” and “Victory for the Resistance” in Celtic’s victory over its guest Kilmarnock in the Scottish League.

UEFA imposed a fine of 17,500 euros on the Scottish club Celtic because of its fans’ support for Palestine in the stands during a match against Spanish Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

UEFA justified the financial penalty decision on Celtic in a statement, saying that the chants of the team’s fans and the pro-Palestine banners were “provocative messages with offensive content.”

The European Union has previously imposed financial fines on Scottish Celtic, which has supported Palestine for many years, for similar reasons.
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