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Ponting accepts award, rules out Ashes comeback

Published: 20th March 2013 03:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2013 03:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By AP

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting picked up his domestic cricketer of the year award Wednesday and ruled out a return to the beleaguered test team for the Ashes.

The 38-year-old Ponting, who quit international cricket in November, led the Sheffield Shield with 875 runs at an average of 87.50, including an unbeaten 200 in a recent match. Tasmania will host the first-class final beginning Friday against Queensland.

Ponting says "international cricket has long passed me by," and predicts Australia could "put up a good show" in the fourth and final test against India after three consecutive defeats.

Ponting signed a two-month contract with English country Surrey and will be in England when Australia builds up for the Ashes series.



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