"You never want to walk away. ", "Congratulations to Michael Clarke on a brilliant career. Clarke struggled badly with the bat in what has turned out to be his final Test series, averaging 16.71 with a top score of only 38, although he had previously suggested he was keen to continue playing. It's the right time, "Boys were surprised, I don't think they expected me to walk away right now. The high-profile boss of Treasury Wine Estates, Michael Clarke, will retire on July 1, paving the way for anointed successor Tim Ford to take the reins of Australia's biggest wine company. "Test cricket is about the Ashes. On occasions, we’ve made mistakes with some of these people changes and instead of hiding that, we address the mistake and fix it. after losing to England by an innings and 78 runs at Trent Bridge. The leading online news service for Australia's beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries. "The decision is never easy. Watch the pick of the action from day three of the fourth Ashes Test as England regain the Ashes. Clarke made his Test debut in October 2004 and he has played 114 matches, scoring 8,628 runs at an average of 49.30. With Mr Clarke's retirement "effective from July 1", the change would allow "Mr Ford to be CEO for the full financial year", Treasury said. Kane: Spurs ready to 'achieve things' under Jose, Redknapp: Gomez, VVD out puts huge stress on Liverpool. Clarke, who stepped down from one-day internationals. He took over the Australia captaincy from Ricky Ponting. England captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to Clarke after his announcement, adding: "He's been a fantastic leader and player and it's obviously a very tough moment. ", "Congratulations to Michael Clarke on a brilliant career. Have Liverpool suffered the most injuries? Though they recovered from losing the opening Test in Cardiff with a big victory at Lord's, Clarke's men suffered heavy defeats at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge. ", "I was there when Michael Clarke made his debut in Bangalore. I feel very comfortable that we have the strongest ever leadership team in place that I and Tim are very proud to lead as we continue with our growth agenda going forward. In the space of just a few weeks, Clarke overcame hamstring surgery, despite being written off by almost all and sundry. The announcement of Clarke's impending retirement came seconds after England regained the Ashes with an innings victory in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. He averages only 16 from eight innings and Australia are 3-1 behind with one match left at The Oval on 20 August. "It's not for want of trying but the boys have been beaten by a better side.. "England when they've had momentum have grabbed it with both hands and ran with it. He's a very strong character and I think he'll get plenty of support at the Oval. He told Channel 9: "I want to play the last Test at The Oval and give it one more crack. News. “Change is a good thing in a high growth company and is necessary to displace your competition. "The decision is never easy. It closed on Wednesday at $11.86, up 2.3 per cent for the day. “There is absolutely no doubt that TWE has undergone an extraordinary transformation and delivered outstanding financial returns under Michael’s leadership over the past five and a half years the structural changes and initiatives delivered by Mike and his team have established TWE as a significantly stronger business than when he first joined the company. You should be remembered as a great captain. "It's not for want of trying but the boys have been beaten by a better side.. "England when they've had momentum have grabbed it with both hands and ran with it. ", "I was there when Michael Clarke made his debut in Bangalore. and has presided over 46 matches, winning 23 and losing 16. Clarke, who joined the company six years ago, said his intention is to move back to the UK in order to spend more time with his family. When asked on Wednesday evening if Mr Clarke's retirement date had been changed, a Treasury spokeswoman said the company had "deliberately" said the retirement would occur in the September quarter "to allow flexibility". "Alastair Cook and the England team deserve a lot of credit - they've shown us how to execute good swing and seam bowling," said Clarke. Hopefully I'll get a microphone and sit beside you in the commentary box if Channel Nine will have me.". Michael Clarke battled to make the World Cup. I'm looking forward to sitting and cheering the boys on. It's the right time, "Boys were surprised, I don't think they expected me to walk away right now. You should be remembered as a great captain. He added: “I along with the board, and pleased to announce that Tim Ford, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer effective from when Michael retires in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. This summer's Ashes defeat is the fourth he has endured playing in England. “Given the long transition period there is no change in our strategic direction or a five-year plans. News of Mr Clarke's departure date came in a series of announcements Treasury made to the ASX after the market closed on Wednesday evening. “Following an extensive transition period, and upon his retirement, Michael is agreed to act in the capacity of adviser to the company for up to an additional one year period and will provide TWE with strategic support across key initiatives, which include a potential mergers and acquisition opportunities and therefore, it is important to note that TWE will continue to operate business as usual. ", England captain Alastair Cook: "To Michael, from the England team, you were a fantastic player, fantastic leader. Reports in Australia earlier on Saturday had suggested the announcement was coming, with vice-captain Steve Smith widely expected to take over from the 34-year-old. I started playing this great game at six years of age. Reports in Australia earlier on Saturday had suggested the announcement was coming, with vice-captain Steve Smith widely expected to take over from the 34-year-old. Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from international cricket at the end of the current Ashes series. He averages only 16 from eight innings and Australia are 3-1 behind with one match left at The Oval on 20 August. "Alastair Cook and the England team deserve a lot of credit - they've shown us how to execute good swing and seam bowling," said Clarke. Treasury Wine boss Clarke to retire in July. ", "I can completely understand Michael Clarke's emotions. Following England's Ashes victory, Australia captain Michael Clarke has confirmed he will retire from international cricket after the 5th Test. "You never want to walk away. By The Newsroom Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 11:23 am Alastair Cook hailed Clarke as a 'fantastic leader', Fury: Joshua was classy, Wilder made excuses, FREE LIVE STREAM: Amen Corner at The Masters, Gomez undergoes knee surgery, Liverpool hopeful on return. They arrived here as clear favourites and you question yourself as a captain - he's clearly had so many things in his mind. revealed he had decided to retire from Test cricket on Friday evening. Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from international cricket after the final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval. "I certainly don't want to jump ship and leave the boys now. It wouldn't surprise me at the Oval if he got a few. He has been a big player for a long, long time and his average of about 50 is exceptional at Test level. It wouldn't surprise me at the Oval if he got a few. Speaking about the decision, Clarke said: “Regarding changes at TWE I would encourage folks to read our recent investor day deck that is on our website. Clarke made his Test debut in October 2004 and he has played 114 matches, scoring 8,628 runs at an average of 49.30. The Ashes 2015 I'm looking forward to sitting and cheering the boys on. "You should be remembered for being a tough captain and a fantastic cricketer. And this is a genuine positive for me. “But one important point is we all remain absolutely focused, including myself and specifically myself on driving the current year’s results. "I felt my performances weren't as good as I wanted them to be," he said.

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