Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell will be taking a break from the sport to take care of his mental health. The news was confirmed by Dr. Michael Llyod, the team psychologist.
The all-rounder will be replaced by D’Arcy Short for the last T20I match against Sri Lanka.
According to Llyod, “Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. 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.”
The cricket board was very empathetic about Maxwell’s decision.
Emphasizing on the fact that the well-being of the cricketers was of utmost importance, the 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,” he added.