DateLine: 29th June 2009
Former England captain Michael Vaughan is all set to retire from international cricket this week, according to reports in the British media.
Vaughan, who led England to the historic 2005 Ashes triumph, was ignored for England's pre-Ashes squad and is hampered by a nagging knee injury.
"He does not want to block the progress of some promising young batsmen," the 'Daily Telegraph' reported.
The right-hander had opted out of the Indian Premier League auction earlier this year to work harder towards an international comeback.
But despite all the efforts and preparation, he could not find a place in England's 16-member pre-Ashes squad announced earlier this week.
England's most successful captain tearfully gave up the job last August following poor form and fitness problems.
Vaughan has played 82 Tests for England, captaining in 51 of them. He has also played 86 one-dayers, leading the side in 60 of these matches.