Harare - Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor says he made his decision last year to give up internationals because the team was "not heading in the right direction."
Taylor says on Tuesday he decided to quit on the tour of Bangladesh, well before the Cricket World Cup, because a switch to county cricket in England would also "benefit my kids and entire family."
The former captain's exit from the national team at the age of 29, and after two centuries at the ongoing World Cup, once again drew attention to Zimbabwe cricket's problem of retaining talent.
Many of Zimbabwe's best players have chosen contracts in England over playing for their country.
Taylor spoke at a news conference after returning from the World Cup, where Zimbabwe was eliminated in the pool stage.