England batsman Jonathan Trott ruled out of remainder of Ashes tour
Jonathan Trott has returned from England’s current tour of Australia with a stress related illness. The England batsman will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour. Trott’s return to cricket will determined in due course.
Jonathan Trott said: “I don’t feel it is right that I’m playing knowing that I’m not 100% and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past. My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery. I want to wish my team mates all the very best for the remainder of the tour.”
Hugh Morris, Managing Director England Cricket, said: “Jonathan Trott is an incredibly talented cricketer who has proven himself time and again for England. The cricket side of things is unimportant now, all that matters is that Jonathan is given the time, support and space he needs to recover. We fully support his decision to leave the tour and the ECB will provide all the assistance we can to help Jonathan and his family through this period. Jonathan has asked for privacy while he recovers and I would urge everyone to respect that.”
Dougie Brown, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Jonathan’s health and well-being is obviously our utmost priority during this period. He is an outstanding cricketer and the Warwickshire squad will give its full support to him and his family over the next few weeks.”