England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has announced his retirement from "all forms of cricket", after consulting with his medical advisers. Flintoff has been plagued by injuries ever since his Ashes triumphs of 2005 and 2009. He had previously retired from Test games after undergoing a knee operation at the end of the Ashes series of 2009. He told reporters that he hadn't yet decided what he'll do with the rest of his life. Read more: BBC News
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