17 April, 2013
Netherlands international Alexei Kervezee has taken retirement from international cricket in order to continue his career in county with Worcestershire.
"It's a decision that I haven't taken lightly and have thought long and hard about over the last few months but feel at this time in my career it is right for me in order to pursue my ultimate goal. I want clarity in my mind as to what I'm working to and for, where I want to be and what I need to do to get there.
"It's always been an honour and pleasure representing Netherlands Cricket and something I never took lightly. I owe a great deal to Dutch cricket and playing for them is something that I will forever cherish, but at this point in my career I feel I need to focus on my future at Worcestershire."
Kervezee has played 49 first-class matches for Worcestershire with an average of 32.93 which includes four hundreds and a top-score of 155.
For Netherlands, Kervezee has played 39 ODIs with a top-score of 92 and 10 T20 Internationals.