One of the Sixers favourite sons, Michael Lumb, has been forced to retire on the advice of medical staff after suffering an ankle injury recently.
Lumb, who has played for the Sixers in every tournament since BBL|01, was born in South Africa and moved to the UK when he was 18.
He was a member of Nottinghamshire’s Championship winning One Day Cup team earlier this month after beating Jason Roy’s Surrey at Lord’s.
Lumb’s career with the Sixers included a BBL|01 Championship, a 2012 Champions League Trophy and two other finals appearances. He was named the Sixers Player of the Tournament in BBL|05 and after scoring an unbeaten 82 in the Champions League final in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was named the Man of the Match and awarded the Golden Bat for the most runs in the tournament.
He amassed almost 1,000 runs over 42 innings, including five half centuries.
After debuting for England in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies in 2010, Lumb went on to represent his adopted country in 27 T20 matches and three One Day Internationals. He scored a century on his ODI debut in 2014
He announced the news overnight. The Sixers wish him all the best in his recovery and future.