Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell has recently decided to take a short break from cricket due to difficulties experienced by him with regards to his mental health.
Maxwell has withdrawn from the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka. D’Arcy Short has been roped in as Maxwell’s replacement for the final T20I to be played on Friday.
On Thursday Team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd said: “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,” he added.
Expressing empathy on Maxwell’s decision, executive general manager of national teams Ben Oliver stated that the well-being of the players and staff was a priority.
“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,” Oliver said.
“It’s important we look after Glenn and all our players,” he added.