Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement for the T20 World Cup later this year, the country's cricket board confirmed on Tuesday as it named the national squads for their upcoming tours of West Indies and Ireland.

There were reports doing the rounds that de Villiers might make a comeback to international cricket for the showpiece event in India after head coach and former teammate Mark Boucher said he would "hold talks" with the superstar player.

But Cricket South Africa made it clear that de Villiers's retirement "will remain final". The 37-year-old had taken the entire world by surprise when he decided stepped away from international cricket in May 2018.

"Discussions with AB de Villiers have concluded with the batsman deciding once and for all, that his retirement will remain final,” read a release from CSA.
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