Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has retired from international cricket.
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According to Cricket.com.au, Taylor signed a Kolpak deal with English County side Nottinghamshire, a ruling which allows Associate European Union Agreements to work in the EU, but renders him ineligible to represent Zimbabwe.
Taylor scored 1,493 runs in his 23 Test career since debuting as an 18-year-old against Sri Lanka in 2004.
He starred with the bat for Zimbabwe, averaging 34 in both Test and ODI cricket.
Taylor took to Twitter to thank teammates and fans for their support.
“Sadly after 11 years I have decided to retire from ZC,’ he tweeted.
“My heart will always be close to my team mates and country.
“Thank you for your support!”
Sadly after 11 years I have decided to retire from ZC.My heart will always be close to my team mates and country.Thank you for your support!
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) March 12, 2015
Taylor is expected to play in Zimbabwe’s final Pool B clash against India on Saturday.