CHEVRONS fast bowler Kyle Jarvis has retired from cricket citing his struggles with injuries and illness over the past one and half years.
In January, Jarvis was diagnosed with Covid-19 and was struck by a bout of malaria and tick bite fever at the same time.
This happened a year after the cricketer sustained a lower-back injury during Zimbabwe’s first Test match against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club in January 2020.
The news of his retirement was announced by Zimbabwe cricket on their official website.
“It is a very difficult decision, having to retire, and it’s something that took me a long time to come to grips with. Nobody wants to stop doing the thing they love.
“After my back injury last year, there was a lot of uncertainty whether I would be able to bowl again.
“After six to eight months out, I was lucky enough to make a full recovery, but I knew I had to start planning for the future,” Jarvis was quoted by the ZC statement.
Jarvis has had a decade-long career during which he featured in 13 Test and 49 One-Day Internationals.
During that time, he took 46 Test wickets and 58 in the ODIs.
He also played 22 Twenty20 matches, taking a total of 22 wickets.