29 Jun 2009

Vaughn set to retire

6:23 am on 29 June 2009

Former England captain Michael Vaughan is set to announce his retirement from cricket.

The Yorkshire batsman's future has been the subject of speculation ever since he was left out of England's Ashes training squad last week.

British newspaper reports say his retirement is imminent and the England and Wales Cricket Board subsequently announced the 34-year-old Vaughan will hold a press conference at Edgbaston tomorrow night.

England are due to play Warwickshire in an Ashes warm-up match there on Wednesday.

It was at Edgbaston that Vaughan led England to a nailbiting two-run win over Australia four years ago.

It was a victory that helped England to a 2-1 Test series win over their oldest rivals and a first Ashes campaign victory since 1986/87.

That series was the high point of Vaughan's time in charge of England, with a persistent knee injury leaving him on the sidelines for months at a time.