Boult to step back from international cricket

Written by Mohan Sharma

Trent Boult has signalled a winding down of his international career after New Zealand Cricket agreed to release the world’s No.1-ranked ODI bowler from his central contract.

Citing a desire to spend more time with family, while also making himself available for domestic leagues around the world, Boult requested the release after several conversations with New Zealand Cricket (NZC).

In a statement, NZC chief executive David White said Boult had made it clear during discussions that his appetite for touring had diminished, and that he wished to spend more time with his family.

The 33-year-old will still be available for international selection if and when available but will have a significantly reduced role with the Black Caps during the final years of his career.


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