• McKenzie hangs up his boots

    Former Proteas batsman Neil Mckenzie has retired from all forms of cricket after a first-class career that spanned 21 years.

    During his career, McKenzie represented both South Africa and the Highveld Lions, captaining his franchise team on numerous occasions.

    The Highveld Lions have agreed to an early release from McKenzie’s contract with immediate effect. McKenzie had already retired from the longer format of the game after the 2014/15 season.

    ‘Cricket has given me a career, passion and terrific memories. Few players can say that they have been able to play at a professional level for this long and I am grateful for the opportunities, friendship and memories that I can take away from my playing career. The Bullring will always remain my home away from home and I hope to still be involved in the game at some level,’ McKenzie said.

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