Cricket

End of the road for Smith?

2014-05-29 12:00
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Cape Town - Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith's career as a cricketer may be over after  suffering a fractured knee.

Smith, 33, retired from international cricket in March this year, but was still expected to feature for his English county, Surrey.

Smith has one year to go on his three-year deal with Surrey but it's uncertain if he will see it out after being forced to return to South Africa for surgery on his right knee.

According to the Telegraph website, Surrey are bracing themselves for the retirement of Smith.

They have asked Smith to confirm his future plans before the end of the current English season.

Smith's first season at Surrey last year was also cut short by a serious ankle injury and he managed just five championship appearances this season.

Surrey CEO Richard Gould said while they don't expect an answer from Smith soon, it would be "useful" for them to know by the end of the season.

Gould also praised Smith for the "big impression" he has made on the team.

In Smith's absence, Surrey have signed Smith’s South African team-mate Hashim Amla for a month, with Gary Wilson taking over as captain in place of Smith.

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