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Former England skipper Vaughan to discuss future plans

AFP , LONDON

England’s Michael Vaughan leaves the field after being given out for a duck during the second Test against South Africa at Headingley in Leeds, England, on July 18, 2008.

PHOTO: AFP

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was set to meet with Yorkshire officials late yesterday amid reports that he is set to announce his retirement from the game.

Vaughan, who is contracted to the England and Wales Cricket Board, could have made his final first-class appearance in yesterday’s Twenty20 Cup clash against Derbyshire at Headingley.

Another, less likely possibility is that he could still play some part for his county in one-day games or even continue playing until the end of the season.

An announcement about the 34-year-old’s future was expected to be made later yesterday.

Vaughan resigned as England captain last August in a tearful press conference, but he vowed to earn a recall to the side through sheer weight of domestic runs and set his sights on the Ashes Test series against Australia.

But since then the Yorkshire batsman has seen Ravi Bopara establish himself in the side with three consecutive centuries against the West Indies and he missed out on selection when the squad was named last week.

At the same time, Vaughan endured a lean spell in county cricket — a run which effectively ruled the Salford-born batsman out of the selectors’ plans.

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