London: Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon will end a 24-year professional career on Saturday when he retires from county cricket.
The 40-year-old Nixon will quit after Leicestershire's Twenty20 quarterfinal against Kent irrespective of the result.
A capable batsman noted for his reverse sweep, Nixon did not make his international debut until 2007 at age 37. He played 19 one-day internationals and was England wicketkeeper for the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean but never made it into the test side.
Aside from two years with Kent, Nixon was a Leicestershire player all his career.
Nixon says "my body knows now, I can't do it the way I want to do it anymore. I can't keep to those high standards anymore."