Meg Lanning takes indefinite break from cricket
Meg Lanning to take indefinite break from cricket
Australia women’s team skipper Meg Lanning has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket with immediate effect for personal reasons. Cricket Australia confirmed Lanning’s decision on Wednesday. However they didn’t mention anything about the time period.
"After a busy couple of years, I've made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself," Lanning said on Wednesday (August 10). "I'm grateful for the support of CA and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time."
"We're proud of Meg for acknowledging that she needs a break and will continue to support her during this time," said CA Head of Performance, Women's Cricket, Shawn Flegler. "She's been an incredible contributor to Australian cricket over the last decade, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as part of the team, and has been a brilliant role model for young kids.
"The welfare of our players is always our number one priority, and we'll continue to work with Meg to ensure she gets the support and space she needs."
Lanning just led Australia to a gold medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, where they defeated India in the final. Her availability and participation in the forthcoming domestic summer will be made known in due course.
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