Former Notts and New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has today announced his retirement from all international cricket.

The 34-year-old had already retired from One-Day Internationals but had been expected to tour England for the three-Test series this summer.

Instead he is likely to play his last match for the Black Caps at Napier in March at the end of the series in his homeland.

He captained New Zealand in Tests and ODIs for 10 years and holds a host of records for his country, including most runs, most Test caps and most catches.

At a press conference in Auckland, Fleming said: “I always indicated that I was likely to retire from international cricket at some point in the near future and the time is right for me and my family to do that now

“Retiring before the tour to England will allow me to be with my wife Kelly for the birth of our second child.”

Fleming captained Notts to the County Championship title in his first year at Trent Bridge, and followed up in 2006 by leading the Outlaws to the Twenty20 Cup Final. He will be heading to India later in the year to take part in the Indian Premier League.