<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis announces retirement from international cricket" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130818193741.jpg" title="Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis announces retirement from international cricket" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Kyle Jarvis played eight Tests and 24 ODIs for Zimbabwe © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Aug 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Zimbabwe/post" target="_blank">Zimbabwe</a> pacer <a href="/tags/Kyle-Jarvis/post" target="_blank">Kyle Jarvis</a> announced his retirement from international cricket on Sunday.<br /> <br /> The 24-year-old fast bowler has withdrawn from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/Series/Pakistan-tour-of-Zimbabwe-2013/2226" target="_blank">Zimbabwe’s upcoming series against Pakistan</a> and has accepted a County offer citing economic reasons.<br /> <br /> "I have held off a few opportunities over the last few months but my decision was made about a week ago when the pay disputes arose and I felt my time to leave had come," Jarvis was quoted as saying by <em>cricket365.com</em><br /> <br /> "I have retired from international cricket to pursue a county and global T20 career. We have had a few teams interested but me and my agents have agreed on a three-year deal at a top English county," he added.<br /> <br /> "I really hope the fans and public can understand my reasons for leaving, as job security is the main factor. I informed my team-mates that I would be leaving and they were supportive and fully understood why I was doing this. I then sat with the managing director and explained my position and we both left on good terms."<br /> <br /> He wished luck to the team ahead of the series against Pakistan.<br /> <br /> "Zimbabwe will always be my home, and I would just like to thank everyone for their continued support over the past few years. I wish my team-mates and coaching staff the best of luck for the forthcoming Pakistan series."<br /> <br /> Jarvis’ decision comes just a few days after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Zimbabwe-players-refuse-to-train-ahead-of-Pakistan-series-due-to-salary-dispute/30010" target="_blank">Zimbabwe players refused to practice</a> following salary dispute with the board.<br /> <br /> Jarvis has bagged 30 wickets in eight Test matches and 27 wickets in 24 ODIs for Zimbabwe.