New Zealand cricket has released Trent Boult from the central contact to let him spend more time with his family.
Trent Boult had requested to get released which New Zealand cricket accepted on Wednesday. However, he is allowed to participate in domestic T20 leagues. After this, Boult’s role will be diminished for New Zealand in his finals days of international cricket.
NZC chief executive David White said that he respects his position. He has been completely honest and up-front with them about his reasoning and, while they are sad to be losing him as a fully-contracted player, he leaves with their best wishes and their sincere thanks.
They had several conversations and he knows Trent understands that, in terms of selection, NZC will continue to make a priority of those players with either central or domestic contracts, White added.
On getting released from NZ Central contact, Boult said that it was a very complicated decision to make and he is thankful to NZC cricket to support him. Playing cricket for NZ was his childhood dream and he is proud that he contributed for his country for 12 years, Boult stated.
Eventually this decision is about his wife Gert and his three young sons. Family has always been the biggest motivator for him and he feels satisfied with putting it first and preparing themselves for life after cricket, Boult further added.
Trent Boult has been one of the best pacers to play the game not only for NZC but also for World cricket. He has been consistently giving his best from several years. Kiwi pacer has picked 548 international cricket in 286 innings he has played. He also played a crucial role behind New Zealand’s victory in World Test Championship.