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Broad to retire from cricket after Ashes

England bowler Stuart Broad has announced he will retire from cricket after this summer's Ashes.

The 37-year-old, who recently passed 600 wickets in Test cricket, confirmed the news at the conclusion of day three of the fifth Ashes Testbetween England and Australia at The Kia Oval.

Broad has been a key member of the England Test side since making his debut against Sri Lanka in December 2007, having won 167 caps, and is the leading wicket-taker in this summer's Ashes series.

The right-arm seamer, who made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 2005 and later moved to Nottinghamshire, featured in 121 one-day internationals and 56 international T20 games.

"Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of cricket," Broad told Sky Sports Cricket at the close of play on day three. "It's been a wonderful ride, a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge as much as I have.

"I'm loving cricket as much as I ever have, it's been a wonderful series to be a part of and I've always wanted to finish at the top.

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