Oz cricketer exits over mental health

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-11-10 09:48:00

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Melbourne, November 9

Citing mental health concerns, top-order batsman Nic Maddinson has withdrawn from the three-day tour game between Australia A clash and Pakistan starting from November 11 in Perth ahead of the two-Test series.

Maddinson will be replaced in the Australia A XI by Western Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft. Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will lead Australia A.

Throwing support behind Maddinson, Cricket Australia’s EGM of National Teams Ben Oliver said: “The wellbeing of our players is always our primary concern. We are proud that our players are comfortable to speak honestly and openly about how they are feeling.”

“We will provide Nic with all the support and care we can and wish him a full and speedy recovery. Nic’s privacy be respected at this time,” he added. — Agencies

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