NZC Releases Trent Boult From Central Contract

NZC cricket has accepted Trent Boult request of releasing him from central contract to allow him to spend more time with his family and feature in domestic leagues around the world.

The 33 year New Zealand pacer has requested to the board for his release from central contract and after series of discussion NZC has accepted their senior bowler request and confirmed the development with an official release on Twitter.

Now getting released from central contract, Trent boult International career may comes to an end or it will be reduced to playing one or two format for the blackcaps.

NZC chief executive David White stated in the release that the seamer had made it clear during discussions that his appetite for touring had “diminished”, and that he wished to spend more time with his family.

“Trent’s made a massive contribution to the BLACKCAPS since his Test debut in late 2011 and is now considered one of the best multi-format cricketers in the world. We’re very proud of what he’s achieved.”

Mr White further added, “We’ve had several conversations and I know Trent understands that, in terms of selection, NZC will continue to make a priority of those players with either central or domestic contracts.”

Boult said it had been tough decision for him.

“This has been a really tough decision for me and I’d like to thank NZC for their support in getting to this point,” he said.

“Playing cricket for my country was a childhood dream and I’m so proud of everything I’ve been able to achieve with the BLACKCAPS over the past 12 years.

“Ultimately this decision is about my wife Gert and our three young boys. Family has always been the biggest motivator for me and I feel comfortable with putting it first and preparing ourselves for life after cricket.”

“I still have a big desire to represent my country and feel I have the skills to deliver at the international level. However, I respect the fact that not having a national contract will affect my chances of selection“.

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