Trent Boult requested New Zealand Cricket to release him from the central contract as he wanted to spend more time with his family and be available to play in domestic leagues around the world.
This proposal by the cricketing star was welcomed by New Zealand Cricket and they agreed to release him from the central contract. The decision by the NZC came on this Wednesday. Boult made it clear in the proposal that he will be available for selection whenever New Zealand Cricket asks for him. Boult emphasized spending time with his family.
He mentioned that he wants to spend more time with his family. Boult also mentioned that he wants to play domestic leagues all over the world and for that purpose he requested a “Significantly reduced role” from the Blackcaps.
On the other hand, New Zealand Cricket had made it clear in their decision that they will give priority to those players with either central or domestic contracts. NZC chief executive David White said that Boult had made it clear during discussions that his appetite for touring had diminished.
“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.”, he said.
New Zealand Cricket also expressed their gratitude towards Boult. “He’s been completely honest and up-front with us about his reasoning and, while we’re sad to be losing him as a fully-contracted player, he leaves with our best wishes and our sincere thanks,” said the officials of New Zealand Cricket.
After hearing out the decision, Boult also mentioned that he realizes that his decision will impact his glittering international career and may diminish his chances of playing international cricket for New Zealand.
A glimpse of Trent Boult’s sparkling cricketing career:
Boult started his career in Test Cricket and debuted in 2011, after that he played ODIs and T20s. Boult has taken 317 Test wickets, 169 at the ODI level and 62 in T20Is. With the highest speed of 143.3 kmph (89.0 mph), he bothered almost every batsman.
He is all set to start his new life with his friends and family. While he will be playing domestic cricket but will definitely miss playing international cricket for his country.