Craig McMillan calls time

Craig McMillan has today announced his retirement from International and Domestic Cricket for health and personal reasons.

“We are disappointed to be losing Craig at this point. His performances at the recent Twenty20 World Cup were tremendous and it is clear he could have contributed greatly to the BLACKCAPS in the future. However, I have decided to release Craig from his NZC contract on compassionate grounds. I understand his reasons for wishing to retire and wish him all the best for the future.

“I was impressed with the determination and courage shown by Craig over the past months as he worked to cement his place back within the BLACKCAPS. He has had a distinguished international career having played over 50 tests and nearly 200 One Day Internationals and he has certainly exited the game on a high,” New Zealand Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan said.

“The selection panel will now discuss a replacement for Craig on the contracted players list.”

McMillan added: “I have decided that the time is right for me to retire from cricket to spend more time with my family, as well as look after my health, as I have had ongoing issues related to diabetes.

“I feel that the past season has been one of the best of my cricket career and I am happy to be retiring on a really positive note.

“I will now spend time with my family before deciding what direction I will take with my future.”

New Zealand Cricket Media Release

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