Sydney, Feb.7 : Former Australian Test seamer Michael Kasprowicz has announced he will retire from cricket after Queensland's home one-day match against Western Australia on Saturday.
The long-serving Queensland quick - who turns 36 on Sunday - says he feels its time to give the state's younger pacemen a chance to finish out the season, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Kasprowicz made his first class debut as a 17-year-old in 1989-90. He played 38 Tests for Australia - the last in South Africa in April, 2006 - and captured 113 wickets at 32.88 with a best of 7-36.
He also played 43 one day internationals (67 wickets at 24.98) and two Twenty20 internationals (five wickets at 11.40).
He became Queensland's leading wicket taker in 2003-04.
Kasprowicz's 19-year-long stint in the game has taken a toll of his body. In the past, he has suffered from a back injury, and last summer had back and groin problems, which cost him his Cricket Australia deal. This season, he has had by calf and groin injury concerns.