Well just saw on tvnz that Cairns is going to announce is retirement from all international cricket sometime today. this is a huge blow for the nz team as Cairns is one of the best all rounders in the world and his wealth of experince will be missed. he will play for canterbury for the rest of this season but won't play in the series against the west indies and it is believed he will have contract in county cricket in england once the nz domestic season is ovver. http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/page/488121/652241 Star Black Caps allrounder Chris Cairns is about to announce his retirement from all international cricket. Chris Cairns will see out the current season with Canterbury, but won't play in the West Indies series next month, a major loss for the John Bracewell building towards the 2007 World Cup.