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Sport Sophie Molineux the latest cricketer to take a mental health break from cricket

06:25  22 november  2019
06:25  22 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Sophie Molineux will take a break from cricket to focus on her mental health in an announcement made by the Melbourne Renegades. The 21-year-old Victorian will take an indefinite leave from the sport, with the Renegades confirming she will miss the upcoming WBBL match against the Melbourne

Australia and Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Sophie Molineux is the latest cricketer to take a break from the sport to focus on her mental health . She will also continue working with Pip Inge, the Australia women’s team doctor. “ Sophie has made the decision to take a break from cricket and we

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Sophie Molineux will take a break from cricket to focus on her mental health in an announcement made by the Melbourne Renegades.

The 21-year-old Victorian will take an indefinite leave from the sport, with the Renegades confirming she will miss the upcoming WBBL match against the Melbourne Stars.

Molineux had a standout 2019, making her Test debut in Australia's victorious Ashes campaign in England.

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Promising young Australia and Melbourne Renegades allrounder Sophie Molineux has become the latest cricketer to step away from the game to focus on her health and " Sophie has made the decision to take a break from cricket and we are providing her with the support she needs," Inge said.

Melbourne: All-rounder Sophie Molineux , who has played one Test for Australia's women's team, has become the latest cricketer from her country to take a break from the game due to mental health issues. The 21-year-old Molineux , who plays for Melbourne Renegades in the Women's Big Bash

She took 4/95 and scored 41 and 21 in a pretty impressive debut from the all-rounder.

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Molineux has also had a good start to WBBL05, including an innings of 3/28 against the Thunder in late October.

Tim Coyle, the head coach of the Melbourne Renegades WBBL side, confirmed that club and player worked together in making the decision.

“Sophie knows her teammates and the Renegades coaches and support staff are always there for her," Coyle said in a statement released by the Renegades.

"We’ll give Sophie the time, space and any support she needs.”

Molineux is the fourth Victorian player in recent times to take a break from the game for mental health reasons.

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All-rounder Sophie Molineux has become the latest cricketer from her country to take a break from the game due to mental health issues. “ Sophie has made the decision to take a break from cricket and we are providing her with the support she needs,” Inge was quoted as saying by Cricket

Glenn Maxwell announced he would take a break during the Australia v Sri Lanka T20 series.

Nic Maddinson stepped away from the Australia A match against Pakistan to work on his own mental health problems.

Will Pucovski became the third player when he requested not to be considered for selection in the Test series against Pakistan.

The Australian Women's Team Doctor, Pip Inge, said that Cricket Australia will work with Molineux and the Renegades to help her back into cricket as soon as the talented all-rounder is ready.

“Sophie has made the decision to take a break from cricket and we are providing her with the support she needs,” Inge said in a statement.

“The welfare of our players is a priority and we are proud of the brave decision by Sophie to step away from the game.”

Former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell believes that mental health problems are such an issue in the current game because players aren't able to unwind like they used to.

Melbourne Renegades are fifth on the WBBL ladder and were knocked out of last year's competition in the semifinals after a last-ditch win by the Sydney Sixers.

Makinley Blows is the replacement in the Renegades squad for their match with the Stars on Saturday.

If you are having problems with mental health or need someone to talk to, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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