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Sport Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket with mental health issue

07:20  31 october  2019
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a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket.© Getty Images Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket.

Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell is taking an indefinite break from cricket as he deals with a mental health issue.

Maxwell was due to play for Australia in Friday night's Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at the MCG but has instead stepped away from the game.

Cricket Australia is fully supportive of Maxwell's decision.

"Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game," team psychologist Michael Lloyd said via a CA statement on Thursday.

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"Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff."

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CA national teams high performance manager Ben Oliver backed Maxwell's decision.

"The wellbeing of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support," Oliver said.

"Cricket Australia will work collaboratively with Cricket Victoria's support staff to ensure Glenn's wellbeing and his reintegration into the game.

"We ask that everyone gives Glenn and his family and friends space and respects their privacy at this time.

"He's a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family. We hope to see him back in the team during the summer.

"It's important we look after Glenn and all our players."

Batsman D'Arcy Short will replace Maxwell in the Australian squad.


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