He was left out of the team’s T20 tour squad for South Africa and would be unlikely to feature in New Zealand’s three one-day matches against the Proteas from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, a NZC spokesman said.
Oram would continue to play T20 cricket for domestic side Central Districts and play in competitions overseas, he said.
However, the door would still be open for his return to international cricket again, NZC said.
The 1.98m left-hander compiled over 1,780 Test runs at an average of over 36 and 2,434 runs in ODIs.
He also netted 60 Test wickets with his right-arm medium pace bowling and 173 ODI wickets at an average of just over 29.