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Retired cricketer eyes potential law career

‘Surprise’ decision opens door for move into legal fraternity

28 April 2017

Zafar Ansari, an all-rounder at Surrey County Cricket Club, has announced his retirement from all professional forms of the sport and signalled his intention to pursue a new career – possibly in law.

In a statement released by Surrey CCC, Ansari said: ‘While the timing may come as a surprise, I have always maintained that cricket was just one part of my life and that I have other ambitions that I want to fulfil. With that in mind, I am now exploring another career, potentially in law, and to achieve this I have to begin the process now.’

The 25-year-old has an impressive academic record. In 2013 he attained a double first in politics, philosophy, and sociology from Cambridge University. After suffering a freak hand injury while playing cricke...

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