7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Rugby offers many opportunities and experiences and, while I believe that this may be one of the most exciting times to be an Edinburgh player, I don't want to regret not trying something different when I finally hang up my boots.
"I've enjoyed myself so much here and feel I've achieved a lot, which has made this a very hard decision to make. I'd like to thank all of the supporters who have been great to me since I first joined, while I remain absolutely committed to playing for Scotland."
Blair joined Edinburgh in 2002 and has made 158 competitive appearances for the club. He made his Scotland debut against Canada in the same year and went on to become a mainstay for the nation, becoming Scotland's most-capped scrum-half.
"Mike's been an incredible servant to Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland for a decade. He's one of the most naturally gifted scrum-halves of this era with a fantastic eye for a break and is a top-class controller of the game," said Edinburgh Rugby head coach, Michael Bradley.