London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan is expected to announce his retirement from cricket this week.
According to the News of The World, the 34-year-old Yorkshire batsman and England"s most successful skipper, had hoped to regain his place in the national squad this summer, but the selectors snub this week, convinced him to bring the curtain down on a glittering career.
Vaughan, who was awarded an OBE for securing an Ashes win for England on home soil in 2005 - the first time the precious urn had returned to England in 20 years, took over from Nasser Hussain in 2003 and resigned last August.
He played in 82 Tests for England, 51 of them as captain. Vaughan also played in 86 one-day internationals, 60 times as skipper.