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Aussie seamer Harris retires

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Australian bowler Ryan Harris has retired from cricket with immediate effect and will be replaced in the Ashes squad by Pat Cummins. 

The seamer, who has played in 27 Test matches, was due to play for Australia in the Ashes series this month, but will now not feature - his place in the squad is taken by New South Wales paceman Pat Cummins.

“Given the news I received yesterday, and after talking it over with my family, I know now is the right is the time to step away from cricket,” Harris said.

”'I'm pretty lucky, I have had a wonderful career and nothing made me prouder than pulling on the Baggy Green.

“I played 27 more Tests than I ever thought I would and I have relished every single moment of them.”

Harris was left out of Australia's two-Test tour to the West Indies in January and had been due to play in the warm-up game at Essex this week but was sent for scans after the injury was aggravated after the recent four-day match against Kent.

They showed more scarring to his problematic right knee and the diagnosis for the player is immediate retirement.

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