Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has officially announced that he will retire from all international cricket at the end of the summer.
The 34-year-old made the announcement at a New Zealand Cricket press conference in Christchurch this afternoon.
McCullum, who formally took charge of New Zealand in all three formats on the tour to South Africa at the start of 2013, will play his 100th test against Australia at the Basin Reserve starting on February 12, and will end with the second match of that rubber in Christchurch, from February 20.
McCullum will be the first player to play 100 successive tests and his gradual departure in the coming weeks will pave the way for champion batsman Kane Williamson to take charge, assuming he wants the captaincy job.
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