Wednesday 20 September 2017

England batsman Jonathan Trott leaves Ashes tour with stress-related illness

England's Jonathan Trott leaves the field after losing his wicket for 9 during day three of the first Ashes Test at The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
England's Jonathan Trott leaves the field after losing his wicket for 9 during day three of the first Ashes Test at The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

England team director Andy Flower revealed that Trott has been struggling with the illness for some time and that he will now spend time with his family.

"Trotty has been suffering from a stress-related condition for quite a while," he told a press conference televised by Sky Sports News.

"He's always managed it very successfully and he's been a brilliant international batsman for England and hopefully will continue to be a brilliant international batsman for England in the future.

"But he needs time away from this environment for a while, he needs time with his family, he needs time to reassess and spend some time with his family.

"This isn't the type of environment for that type of rest and recuperation that he requires."

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