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17 March 201116:42

Davison reflects on his career since announcing his retirement

I think it was quite fitting that my last game for Canada was against the country I lived admits the Canadian all rounder

Davison reflects on his career since announcing his retirement - Cricket News

Canada's John Davison (R) with teammate Harvir Baidwan (L).

On this week's ICC Cricket World Radio Show, Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O'Brien looks ahead to the side's final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and what it's been like to be a part of the event that is currently being staged across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. .

"We have to finish this tournament with another win and we'll be disappointed if we don't beat the Dutch tomorrow. It's important we focus on the right things, don't focus on the victory its about focusing on doing the right things against the Dutch who are a good side. To come out with two wins out of six at an ICC Cricket World Cup would be a great conclusion for me at this World Cup," he says.

Talking about what he will take away from this ICC Cricket World Cup, O'Brien says: "I'll take away the people of India, I love touring India, it's my favourite place to come on tour and everyone has been so kind to us here, we've had so many wishes of good luck from the local people of every city we've been to ? we can't wait come back here again."

The show can be used in whole or part by radio stations that want free cricket content for editorial use, while the public can also download it straight from the ICC website at http://www.icc-cricket.com/media_interactive_zone/podcast.php.

Joining O'Brien on this week's show, Canada all-rounder John Davison who announced his retirement from international cricket this week ahead of Canada's final ICC Cricket World Cup game against Australia.

The Canadians lost by seven wickets to the current ICC Cricket World Cup holders but Davison, who for a period of time held the record for the fastest World Cup century was pleased his final game for Canada was against his country of residence.

"I think it was quite fitting that my last game for Canada was against the country I have lived in all my life and where I currently work. When I was out fielding against Australia I was reflecting on what a fantastic experience this has been for me, to play against the best teams in the world, at the best venues in the world ? it's been a wonderful journey.

"Obviously as an individual highlight to have scored, what was then, the fastest Cricket World Cup century back in 2003 is great but for me it's about team wins and for me those have been beating Bangladesh in 2003 and then in this event here in India beating Kenya in what was a satisfying win for us as a team," says Davison.

Finally, on this week's show Zimbabwean commentator Pommie Mbangwa looks back at South Africa's comprehensive victory over Ireland at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

"I think any victory, especially by 131 runs was comprehensive. By the way South Africa batted it wasn't a particularly easy wicket but the way they went about things they lost wickets up front giving Ireland the chance to get into the game ? it needed a good innings in the middle which JP Duminy provided helped by Colin Ingram and then by Johan Botha helped South Africa set up the score they needed to defend and claim victory."

Apart from these exclusive interviews, the show has the usual round up of cricketing news plus an update of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test and ODI cricket.

This show is a 15-minute ICC Cricket World audio show and has been put together by the ICC's global broadcast partner, ESPN STAR Sports.