20 Sep 2012

Hayden retires from all cricket

2:00 pm on 20 September 2012

The Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has called time on his illustrious cricket playing career.

The 40-year-old former Test opener has decided after "lengthy discussions" not to play a second season for the Brisbane Heat in the Twenty20 Big Bash League and says he'll switch to the boardroom.

The Queenslander retired from Test and international cricket in 2009 before joining the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League in 2010.

He then took a break from the game before joining the Heat as their marquee player for the inaugural season in the eight-team city-based competition last year.