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Cricket Australia congratulates retired Michael Beer

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(CA) has congratulated spinner following his announcement to retire from all forms of the game at the age of 34.

acknowledged the "great contribution" made by the to Australian and lauded him for his achievements.

"Michael has made a great contribution to Australian over the course of his career, at an international level and a domestic level in Western and We congratulate him on his achievements," Roberts said.

"Michael played a critical role in being part of the establishment of the city-based BBL and played for the Scorchers and Stars. He will be remembered for his calmness and consistency with the ball during the power-play," he added.

Despite the retirement, Michael will continue working as at in Roberts applauded the decision and wished him the best for his future engagements.

"We're pleased to hear that Michael is continuing to work in the game as at in His passion for coaching and developing the next generation of players should be applauded," Roberts said.

"We wish Michael all the best in his retirement from cricket and look forward to his continued involvement in the game," he added.

Michael made his Test debut for Australia during the Ashes at the SCG, earning his call-up after taking five wickets in the match against a touring England side.

He last represented Australia against the in 2012. His international career saw him take three wickets, averaging 59.33. Beer's claim to fame was his first wicket which was taken away from him after he was found to bowl a front foot no-ball to Alaistair Cook.

A left-arm spinner who toiled at Cricket Club in for several seasons, Beer moved to during the 2010 off-season to become their front-line spinner, under former Coach, Mickey Arthur, and current,

Michael's First-Class career spanned four seasons between 2010 and 2014, where he played 30 matches, taking 74 wickets at an average of 40.37.

In addition, Michael has represented in One-Day cricket and played 58 matches in the He launched his BBL career in Perth, playing a key role for the Scorchers before the Stars lured him back to Melbourne in a historic first BBL trade deal.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 10:20 IST