Retiring Graeme Swann departs with team-mate 'swipe'

Graeme Swann has tried to distance himself from a Telegraph report which alleged he had made a "barely disguised swipe" at English cricketers. The Nottinghamshire County player retired from England's cricket team before the end of their Ashes tour.

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Newell: Swann will be missed by Notts and England

Graeme Swann will be missed by both Nottinghamshire and England, according to the county's Director of Cricket, Mick Newell.

The spinner announced his retirement from all forms of cricket today with immediate effect.

Newell says Swann was a great character to have around the dressing room, but he will not miss watching him bat, as he claims it caused his grey hair!

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