Nicola Browne, the New Zealand allrounder, has announced her retirement from all forms of the game. In an international career that began in 2002, Browne played two Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20s for New Zealand Women, and scored over 2000 ODI runs while taking 88 wickets with her medium-pace.
A release from the Northern Districts Cricket Association quoted Browne as saying the time was right "for new experiences in life and opportunities to grow and learn in different environments."
Browne will play her final matches for Northern Districts against Canterbury (one-day and T20) over the weekend. She is yet to decide on whether or not to extend her commitment to ACT Meteors in the Australian domestic women's competition.