Mathew Sinclair retires from international cricket

Mathew Sinclair played 33 Test matches and 54 ODIs for New Zealand © Getty Images

Wellington: Jul 17, 2013
 
New Zealand player Mathew Sinclair has announce his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday. Sinclair, 37 admitted that he took the decision since he was unemployed.
 
“The reality is, this is what it’s like. It has been quite a tough decision to make. I was very keen to go another season. I would only be 38. It has been very hard to look for some sort of meaningful employment,” Sinclair was quoted as saying Manawatu Standard.
 
According to the report, the six months of pay in the year wasn’t sufficient for Sinclair to support his wife Tina, son Liam, 4, and daughter Holly, 3.
 
The batsman said that since he was around for only six months to work in a year, he wasn’t able to market himself well to the employers. “I had to make a conscious decision to give up the game to make myself more marketable,” said Sinclair who has a keen interest in client management and team building.
 
Sinclair played 33 Test matches and 54 ODIs for New Zealand. He had scored a double hundred on his Test debut against West Indies.