Australia captain Meg Lanning to take a break from cricket for personal reasons | Cricket News

Meg Lanning will miss The Hundred, in which she was to portray the Trent Rockets; she will withdraw with immediate effect; the women’s tournament begins Thursday with defending champions Oval Invincibles taking on Northern Superchargers

Last Update: 08/10/22 09:02

Australia captain Meg Lanning is taking an indefinite break from cricket to spend time focusing on herself

Australia’s World Cup-winning captain Meg Lanning is out of cricket indefinitely for personal reasons.

The 30-year-old will leave the game with immediate effect and will miss the next edition of The Hundred, in which she was due to represent Trent Rockets.

Lanning led his country to ICC World Cup glory in April and also won Commonwealth Games gold after Australia beat India by nine points in Sunday’s final.

Lanning guided Australia to World Cup glory and Commonwealth Games gold this year

Lanning guided Australia to World Cup glory and Commonwealth Games gold this year

“After a busy few years, I have made the decision to take a step back to allow myself time to focus on myself,” she said in a statement released by Cricket Australia (CA).

“I am grateful for the support of CA and my teammates and ask that my privacy be respected during this time.”

A decision on Lanning’s participation in the Australian national summer will be made in due course.

Shawn Flegler, CA Performance Manager for Women’s Cricket, said: “We are proud of Meg for recognizing that she needed a break and will continue to support her during this time.

“She has been an incredible contributor to Australian cricket over the past decade, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as a team, and has been a brilliant role model for young children.

“The well-being of our players is always our number one priority, and we will continue to work with Meg to ensure she gets the support and space she needs.”

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