CRICKET

Ab De Villiers Expected To Retire From Test Cricket

De Villiers to meet with CSA in august to decide future
Ab De Villiers is expected to retire from test cricket as early as august, in a second attempt at hanging up his whites, unless cricket South Africa can convince him to stay on again.

De Villiers informed cricket South Africa of his decision to give up the longest format late last year, but was instead offered a year out of the game in a bid to get him to reconsider.

However, De Villiers is understood to contemplating test retirement when he meets CSA officials following the appointment of a new coach in august, in an attempt to continue playing white-ball cricket for South Africa until the 2019 world cup.

Before leaving the UK for a two-month break at home, De Villiers said he and CSA would "Make a final decision about what happens for the next few Years" when they meet in a few weeks' time, and indicated that the appointment of the new coach would be key to his future.