Maxwell walks away on indefinite leave

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Author 2019-10-31 07:28:00

Aussie cricket star Glenn Maxwell has dramatically left the Australian cricket squad to take an indefinite break away from the game.

Cricket Australia announced on Thursday Maxwell has removed himself from Australia’s Twenty20 squad after recognising himself that he needed a break away from cricket.

It comes after the 31-year-old allrounder starred in Australia’s Twenty20 mauling of Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Sunday where he smashed 62 runs off just 28 balls.

D’Arcy Short has replaced Maxwell in the Aussie squad ahead of the third T20 International against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Friday.

Cricket Australia said in a media release that Maxwell’s absence from the game is expected to be short.

The Aussie cricket team’s psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd said in a Cricket Australia statement that Maxwell is being pro-active in his treatment.

“Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health,” he said.

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Glenn Maxwell looked invincible on Sunday.Source:AFP

“As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game.

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

CA’s Executive General Manager of National Teams Ben Oliver said: “The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support.

“Cricket Australia will work collaboratively with Cricket Victoria’s support staff to ensure Glenn’s well-being 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.”

More to come.

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