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Ponting quits 20/20 cricket

Published:Monday | September 7, 2009 | 12:48 PM

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has quit 20/20 international cricket in a bid to prolong his career in the test and limited-overs formats.

The 34-year-old Ponting skipped two 20/20 internationals in England to return home following Australia\'s Ashes test series loss to England last month.

He made his announcement about 20/20 cricket today, ahead of his return flight to England for the end of the seven-match One Day International series which Australia lead 2-0.

Australia lost the Ashes 2-1 last month with defeat in the fifth and final test at The Oval, slipping from Number One to Number Four in the international test rankings.

There were calls from some critics for Ponting to be fired after he became only the second Australia captain to lose two test series in England.