As Scotland’s ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier campaign comes to an end, Kari Anderson has today announced her retirement from international cricket.
The 34-year-old all-rounder, who made her One Day International debut against England in 2001, concludes her stellar international career on 152nd caps.
She also leaves the international scene having scored 3,560 runs, and the highest score by any women in a Scotland shirt with 114* against Northumberland in 2008.
Kari leaves the international scene having played for Scotland women’s team since its creation, and during that time has also held head coach and captain roles as well as working as Cricket Scotland’s Women’s Development Manager, as her relationship with the national team spans over 20 years.
Kari commented, “Thanks for your support throughout my cricketing career for Scotland, it’s 152 and out now I’ve made the decision to retire. I take with me loads of great friends and loads of great memories, and just hope I’ve inspired some of you to get involved in cricket.”
Kari Carswell, who plays under her maiden name of Anderson, told her team-mates of her decision at the end of the game against Pakistan.
Cricket Scotland Chairman Tony Brian, who is with the team in Sri Lanka praised Kari’s contribution, “Kari has been a fantastic servant to cricket in Scotland and we will miss her skills and determination to win. We wish her all the very best in her retirement but I am sure she is not lost to cricket in Scotland for too long.”