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Trott to take an extended break away from cricket

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Will he ever be seen in an England shirt again? (©GettyImages)
Will he ever be seen in an England shirt again? (©GettyImages).

If there were any hopes of seeing Jonathan Trott back in an England shirt this summer, then those hopes have dashed with the re-emergence of the cricketer's anxieties developing again.

Trott, who returned back home from Australia after the 1st test at The Gabba was hopeful of returning back for the team this summer. However, after he scored 37 and 26 in his first match in the LV=County Championship 2014 against Sussex, he apprised the Warwickshire management of the recurrence of his problems. He now will undergo further treatment to assist for hos long-term rehabilitation.

He said: "It was with the best intentions and hope that I returned to cricket with Warwickshire this month. Much to my disappointment, since my first game, I have felt the same anxieties that occurred during my time in Australia.

"It is not fair on my team-mates or myself to continue when I am unable to function at 100 per cent. In order to play at the highest level you have to be at 100 per cent and be able to concentrate fully at all times. Sadly I am unable to do this.

"With this in mind I have decided it is best for all involved that I continue my recovery on the sidelines for the time being. I would like to thank Warwickshire and the ECB for their continued support through this time."

ECB's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nick Peirce added: "Jonathan has had a recurrence of the stress related illness that ruled him out of all cricket this winter from late November onwards.

"Despite Jonathan wanting to play for Warwickshire from the start of the season, having spent time with him yesterday it is clear that he will benefit from a further period away from the game. He will continue with the comprehensive support programme the ECB has put in place to assist his rehabilitation."


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